This root grows high in the Andes of Peru, and is valued as a nutritive and specific tonic. It is very high in many vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins B, C, and E, and calcium, zinc, iron, iodine, and magnesium. It is also rich in sugars, carbohydrates, amino acids, and essential fatty acids.
It is used to generally support the whole body, and specifically give more energy, mental clarity, and muscle tone. It is also considered an aphrodisiac, and has hormone-balancing effects used for menstrual disorders, menopause symptoms, and infertility.
In women, especially, it has been scientifically shown and anecdotally reputed to increase libido, even greatly, and also in increase breast size and health of tissue.