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MACA, PRODUCTO DE BANDERA DEL PERÚ:

@inproceedings{Gonzales2013MACAPD,
  title={MACA, PRODUCTO DE BANDERA DEL PERÚ:},
  author={Gustavo F. Gonzales},
  year={2013}
}
The animal and plant biodiversity of Peru, joins the traditional use of plants for medicinal purposes, incorporated by written since the Spanish conquest. Among the traditional plants have to Lepidium meyenii, known as Maca grows in the Central Andes of Peru between 3700 and 4500 m, areas of intense cold and intense sunlight. Is used by Andean people because of their traditional contribution as an energizer and fertility properties. Experimental studies have been conducted on the nutritional… 
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Glucosinolate-Enriched Fractions from Maca (Lepidium meyenii) Exert Myrosinase-Dependent Cytotoxic Effects against HepG2/C3A and HT29 Tumor Cell Lines
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The results suggest that the anticancer properties of maca can be attributed to GLs and corroborate the categorization of Maca as a "superfood" and suggest that glucosinolate-rich foods are associated with decreased risk of developing cancer.

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A comprehensive review of the published literatures on maca is presented, which includes morphological descriptions, traditional uses, nutritional status, chemical constituents, biological activities, cosmetic uses, and standardization.
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Among the less known domesticated plants of Peru, the "maca" (Lepidium meyenii Walp.) occupies a special position and was widely used during the colonial and precolonial periods, but is not mentioned in ethnobotanical publications such as Cook, Yacovleff and Herrera, Towle, and Horkheimer.
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The last two decades have observed a major shift towards investigating natural products as radioprotectors as these are immensely effective in terms of their potential bioequivalence relative to many of the established synthetic compounds available.
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The serum values of total proteins and albumin were statistically superior for the mice group eating cooked Maca than that of the raw Maca and CBF groups, which demonstrates the nutritional capability of Maca.
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The methanol extract of the tuber of maca contained (1R,3S)-1-methyltetrahydro-beta-carboline-3-carboxylic acid, a molecule which is reported to exert many activities on the central nervous system.
Effect of Lepidium meyenii (Maca), a root with aphrodisiac and fertility-enhancing properties, on serum reproductive hormone levels in adult healthy men.
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Test the hypothesis that Maca has no effect on serum reproductive hormone levels in apparently healthy men when administered in doses used for aphrodisiac and/or fertility-enhancing properties and showed that treatment with Maca does not affect serum reproductive hormones levels.
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Black Maca appeared to have more beneficial effects on latent learning in OVX mice; meanwhile, all varieties of Maca showed antidepressant activity.
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