Muira Puama

Title: Muira Puama
Additional Names: Potency wood
Literature References: Wood of Liriosma ovata Miers, Oleaceae, or according to Rebourgeon, Acanthea virilis Wehmer, Acanthaceae. Habit. Brazil. Constit. Aromatic resin, muirapuamine, fat. Studies of components: Auterhoff, Pankow, Arch. Pharm. 301, 481 (1968); 302, 209 (1969). Reviews: Gaebler, Dtsch. Apoth. 22, 94 (1970); Steinmetz, Q. J. Crude Drug Res. 11, 1787 (1971).
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Ptychopetalum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Santalales
Family: Olacaceae
Genus: Ptychopetalum
Benth.
Species

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Ptychopetalum is a genus of two species of flowering plants in the family Olacaceae, native to the Amazon rainforest. The indigenous name for the genus is Muira Puama, "potency wood".[1] The species are shrubs or small trees growing to about 14 feet in height belonging to the Olacaceae family (not to be confused with the Oleaceae or olive family) and found in Brazil. Its leaves are short-petioled, up to 3 inches in length and 2 inches in breadth light green on upper surface, dark brown on lower surface. The inflorescences consist of short axillary racemes of 4 to 6 flowers each. The root is strongly tough and fibrous, internally light brown with thin bark and broad wood, has a faint odor, and tastes slightly saline and acrid.[2]