Catuaba is a tree native to Brazil, and is now gaining a worldwide popularity.
Catuaba bark is normally consumed as powder, or brewed as a lovely tea. It is believed to stimulate the work of our central nervous system and function as the body's overall energiser. (Ref. 1)
We recommend catuaba powder to our customers as a gentle but potent herbal aide to deal with tiredness and fatigue, as well as fight stress. It is believed to work just like many other energisers - by improving memory, enhancing mental clarity and possibly encouraging the body's metabolic function. (Ref. 1)
Catuaba is widely used around the world for its aphrodisiac properties, and is often recommended specifically as a remedy for male sexual dysfunction. (Ref. 2)
Catuaba also brings anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory action to the body. (Ref. 3 and 4)
Several catuaba-related studies produced some very encouraging results demonstrating its dopamine-related anti-depressant like effects on mice and rats. (Ref. 5)
Of course, there is also a lot of traditional knowledge in Brazil collected over centuries as to the effectiveness of this herb. Local people like to add catuaba to red wine as well as mix it with other herbs.
Catuaba is rich in a variety of phyto-nutrients, flavonoids and other chemicals which make it such a valuable herbal remedy. (Ref. 2)