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Maca: from traditional food crop to energy and libido stimulant.

@article{Balick2002MacaFT,
  title={Maca: from traditional food crop to energy and libido stimulant.},
  author={Michael J. Balick and Roberta A Lee},
  journal={Alternative therapies in health and medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={
          96-8
        }
}
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