Catuaba extract herbal pill use with muira puama herb for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and to improve libido
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January 2 2017

Catuaba is a medium-sized tree found in the Amazon forest in the northern part of Brazil. In Brazilian herbal medicine, Catuaba bark is considered to have aphrodisiac properties and to be of benefit for libido enhancement and treatment of erectile dysfunction. A bark decoction is used for nervousness, poor memory, and sexual weakness. Apparently the Topi Indians have known about the sex-enhancing properties of catuaba herb for many centuries.

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Indigenous tribes of the Amazon Rainforest and city dwellers in Brazil have used catuaba bark for generations as a natural herbal remedy for libido (
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Other herbs that can improve one’s sexual experience include ashwagandha, the herb damiana, an extract from Deer Antler Velvet, the Ayurvedic herb mucuna pruriens, an extract from tribulus.

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Catuaba liquid extract
A double concentrated catuaba bark extract is available that uses new extraction methods to concentrate and preserve the active ingredients in this high quality Amazon plant with the equivalent of 500 mg of bark per ml. of extract (30 drops).

Q. Which of the two Amazonian sex herbs do you like more, catuaba or muira puama?
A. We like them both for different reasons. Muira puama has a nice mood-lifting and libido enhancing effect which is quite pleasant while catuaba has a more direct effect on erectile function. We actually like the combination or products that include both herbs.

Combining with other herbal aphrodisiacs
Q. Can catuaba be combined with other herbs such as yohimbe or an extract from the herb tribulus terrestris?
A. We have tested catuaba with a dozen other aphrodisiac herbs and have not found any problems with the combinations as long as the dosages are kept low.

Q. Can I take catuaba regularly for many months?
A. As with most herbs, we recommend taking breaks from use. In the case of catuaba, you could take one or two weeks on, one or two weeks off.

Q.  I have recently purchased a bottle of Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium Sagittatum) extract from Physician Formulas and I am very happy with the product. I have been currently looking for both a Muira Pauma extract as well as a Catuaba extract but have found none that I trust enough to purchase. Physician formulas website offers Muira Pauma in 500mg capsules but it does not state that it is an extract. Do you have any recommendations on how I may obtain a trustworthy and potent extract of Muira Pauma and or Catuaba extract?
A. Some herbs are better used as extracts, others as the full powder. In the case of catuaba and muira puama, feedback thus far reveals that the regular non extract powder is working well.

What is the proper way to take this herb? Do I take catuaba herb like a vitamin every day or every few days in case I need help with self pleasuring or immediately before an occasion with someone else? What do you recommend? Do I take catuaba herb with food?
For most sexual herbs, it take a few days for get the full benefits. Catuaba herb can be taken before breakfast a few days in a row, and when the enhancement is noticed, one can start skipping days and reduce the use to the minimum that works, which could be every other day or every three or four days.

How does Catuaba work?
The mechanism of action regarding its aphrodisiac properties is currently not well understood but since it has an effect on erectile function, perhaps it works on the nitric oxide system.

Catuaba side effects, risk, safety
There are no known side effects with catuaba, however the its use in North America and Europe is relatively new since for centuries catuaba has been used predominantly by Amazon natives. Little is known about its long-term safety.

Q. Is catuaba addictive?
A. We have no indication that catuaba has addictive potential.

What about drug interactions with catuaba bark?
So little is known about this plant that it is difficult to say how it interacts with other herbs or medicines. However, we do know that it is often used safely with muira puama by natives in northern Brazil.

Catuaba Dosage and availability, online, health food stores
Catuaba capsules are sold consisting of a range from 500 to 1,000 mg. The recommended dose would be 0.5 to 1.5 g per day. There are also different extract potencies of catuaba, such as a 4:1 extract. This aphrodisiac is available in many formulas, often combined with other herbs. There are probably hundreds of libido products marketed over the counter, and it quite likely that many of them are effective while others provide disappointing results.

Q. Does catuaba pill interfere with medications?
A. This is a difficult question to answer since there are thousands of medicines and each one is unique in its action. As a general rule, catuaba, at leas in low doses, should not have a major effect when combined with medicines, but I wish to emphasize that this is a general statement.

Catuaba review
The well-documented historical use, and our experience, lead to to believe that catuaba does have aphrodisiac properties.

What’s in Catuaba bark herb? Study results
The substances found in the plant include alkaloids (catuabine A, B, and C), tannins, aromatic oils and fatty resins, phytosterols, cyclolignans, sequiterpenes, and cyclolignans.

Two new tropane alkaloids from the bark of Erythroxylum vacciniifolium
Nat Prod Commun. 2009.
Two new tropane alkaloid N-oxides substituted by a methylpyrrole moiety were isolated from the bark of Erythroxylum vacciniifolium, a Brazilian indigenous plant, locally known as catuaba and used in traditional medicine as an aphrodisiac.

On-line identification of tropane alkaloids from Erythroxylum vacciniifolium by liquid chromatography-UV detection-multiple mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography-nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry.
Zanolari B. Universite de Lausanne, BEP Lausanne, Switzerland.
The bark of catuaba Erythroxylum vacciniifolium, a tree native to the northern part of Brazil, was investigated for its alkaloid content. Interpretation of on-line spectroscopic data obtained from this extract led to structural elucidation of six new catuaba alkaloids and partial identification of 18 potentially original alkaloids bearing the same tropane skeleton esterified in positions 3 and 6 by 1-methyl-1H-pyrrol-2-carboxylic acid and/or 4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxybenzoic acid.

Tropane alkaloids from the bark of Erythroxylum vacciniifolium.
Zanolari B. Universite de Lausanne, BEP Lausanne, Switzerland.
J Nat Prod. 2003.
Eight new tropane alkaloids were isolated from the bark of “catuaba”, a Brazilian endemic plant Erythroxylum vacciniifolium Martius.

Q. Can catuaba be taken during pregnancy?
A. We have not come across research that clarifies its effects on the fetus in humans nor rodents, therefore it would be best that if you are pregnant you not take catuaba until some kind of studies are done.

About the tree
Catuaba (Erythroxylum catuaba) is a small tree from the northern part of Brazil that reaches about 6 to 12 feet tall when mature. It produces orange and yellow flowers and dark yellow, oval fruits that are small and inedible. Catuaba’s bark is traditionally boiled in water to make a tea, and more recently has also become available in powder form and liquid extracts.

The scientific name of Catuaba is Erythroxylum catuaba), while other common names for catuaba are Chuchuhuasha, Tatuaba, and Caramuru. We have also found catuaba research studies done with Erythroxylum vacciniifolium and Anemopaegma mirandum. We are not certain whether they are referring to the same plant.

Can you tell me your thoughts on xanthoparmelia.
See a discussion of xanthoparmelia scabrosa. We have not found any studies that discuss natural ways to enhance sexuality with this product.