logo for Monterey Bay Herb Co

Muira Puama (Chips)

Muira Puama is a small, tropical tree that grows under the canopy of the Brazilian rainforest, where the indigenous people refer to the plant as 'potency wood.'For centuries, South Americans have wild-harvested the fibrous root and thin bark of this shrub for use in various traditional beverages. Although Muira Puama can be used to prepare simple teas and infusions, it is most commonly tinctured.
Also Known As muira puama, potency wood, marapuama, marapama, muirat√£, muiratam, pau-homen, potenzholz, liriosma ovata
SKU 465


Gluten Free No
Kosher Yes
Organic No

Ordering & Availability

Minimum Order Quantity 100 lbs


Application cosmetic - Decoct the bark for use as a face or body wash or to add to soaps and lotions. A strong infusion may also be added directly to the bath.culinary - Use to prepare tea, alone or in combination with other botanicals.safety - Avoid during pregnancy and while nursing. Due to presence of coumarin compounds, this herb may increase the effects of anticoagulants, anti-platelet drugs and other medicines.
Country of Origin Brazil

Regulatory & Compliance

Allergens Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Eggs, Milk, Wheat, Soy, Fish, Crustacean, Sesame Seeds (Canada), Mustard (Canada)

Storage & Packaging

Pack Sizes 1/4 pound, 1 pound
Storage Instructions Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark cabinet or pantry.