Catuaba is a native tree of South America and surrounding areas and is one of Brazil's most important medicinal herbs. It's a small tree which produces bright yellow and orange flowers which are oval-shaped. This herbal remedy is taken to as a body tonic and is also known, as a herb which can help men get better erections - so let's take a look at it in more detail.
The catuaba tree, is from Erythroxylaceae family and this family contains several species that are sources of cocaine. Catuaba, however, contains none of the harmful cocaine alkaloids and has been used to boost health for thousands of years.
In Brazilian herbal medicine today, Catuaba is considered a central nervous system stimulant, mind tonic and also, boosts libido and may even help a man with impotence problems. The chemicals found in catuaba bark include: The alkaloids, tannins, aromatic oils and various fatty resins, phytosterols, cyclolignans, sequiterpenes, and flavonoids. A group of three particular alkaloids known as catubine A, B and C are believed to be the ones which infleunce sexual function by stimulating the nervous system but research is still ongoing into why this natural herbal remedy for sexual dysfunction works.
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