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What is Catuaba?

Catuaba comes from the Brazilian Amazon region. It is an extract of the bark of a number of tree species native to Brazil. Catuaba is a shrubby tree that grows in the northern part of Brazil. Catuaba was discovered and used by Indians a long time ago. They used it as a means to relax body and mind.

Catuaba is a word that comes from Guarani, a language spoken in a number of countries in Latin America. Catuaba means “What strengthens the Indian”. Historians suggest that the Brazilian Tupi people first discovered its sexually stimulating properties. They use it to boost energy levels and enhance sex drive.

The Catuaba tree is a special tree. The tree has orange and yellow flowers and small fruits. However, these fruits are not edible. In Brazil, catuaba is even more famous for its libido-enhancing effect than Muira puama.
The bark of the Catuaba tree is used. This is put in the water for several hours to let it steep, then it is reheated as tea. Like Muira Puama, Catuaba has no negative side effects.

Catuaba is not only used as a libido-enhancing product. The plant is also used as a natural relaxant. The plant is said to have a positive effect on mental balance and is good for the central nervous system.


A lovely warm feeling flows through your whole body, but at the same time you feel very relaxed. The sensitivity of the skin and the genitals is increased by Catuaba, which results in stimulation of the sex drive. Orgasms become a lot more intense and the stamina increases significantly.

Catuaba would also ensure a better state of mind and a greater sense of self-confidence and well-being. It is also said to have anti-inflammatory properties against bacterial infections and boost your overall energy levels.


In Brazil, the bark is mainly used for making tea or for making a tincture. Boil 1 to 2 heaped tablespoons of shredded herb in half a liter of water for 15 minutes for 2 glasses of tea. When taken on an empty stomach, the effects are felt after half an hour.

What’s more important to note is that little research has been done on how Catuaba works. Yet it is considered an aphrodisiac by the Brazilian population. Because one study suggests that the drug may reduce fertility in female rats, Catuaba may be inadvisable for women.

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