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Maca is a Peruvian root from the plant Lepidium meyenii; it contains (among other compounds) alkylamides, and has been shown to influence the endocannabinoid system. It is used as a health tonic and aphrodisiac.
Research on Alkylamides in Maca
- Identification of endocannabinoid system-modulating N-alkylamides from Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra and Lepidium meyenii.