- Lepidium meyenii, known commonly as maca, is an herbaceous biennial plant or annual plant say a perennial plant native to the high andes of Peru and Bolivia.
- It's also cultivated in some parts of Brazil. It is grown for its fleshy hypocotyl which is used as a root vegetable and a medicinal herbal.
- Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a root plant consumed as a food and for medicinal purposes.maca is also known as "Peruvian ginsen because it is used as a folk remedy to increase stamina, energy, and sexual function. Long used to enhance energy and boost stamina, maca is often touted as an aphrodisiac and a natural means of improving sexual performance and fertility.