MACA is a relative of the radish and has an odor similar to butterscotch. Its root is used to make medicine. People take maca by mouth for “tired blood” (anemia), improving fertility, sexual dysfunction, and other conditions.
Known as the dopa bean, this natural herbal supplement is an adaptogen used in Ayurvedic medicine that lowers stress, improves focus, boosts the libido and elevates mood. Mucuna pruriens contains high levels of naturally occurring L-dopa, which is the precursor to dopamine.