Lepidium meyenii (Maca) enhances the serum levels of luteinising hormone in female rats.

@article{Uchiyama2014LepidiumM,
  title={Lepidium meyenii (Maca) enhances the serum levels of luteinising hormone in female rats.},
  author={Fumiaki Uchiyama and Tamaki Jikyo and Ryosuke Takeda and Misato Ogata},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={151 2},
  pages={897-902}
}
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Lepidium meyenii (Maca) is traditionally employed in the Andean region for its supposed fertility benefits. This study investigated the effect of Maca on the serum pituitary hormone levels during the pro-oestrus phase. MATERIALS AND METHODS Maca powder was made from the tubers of Lepidium meyenii Walp collected, dried, and reduced to powder at the plantation in Junín Plateau and was purchased from Yamano del Perú SAC. The Maca powder was identified by chemical… CONTINUE READING
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Lepidium meyenii (Maca) enhances the serum levels of luteinising hormone in female rats

  • F Uchiyama
  • Journal of Ethnopharmacology
  • 2013
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