Catuaba is a Brazilian aphrodisiac plant first used by the Tupi Indians, with many songs composed over the last few centuries praising its wonders and abilities. They believe that Catuaba has bestowed them with extraordinarily large genitals and unrivalled sexual prowess - it is for this reason they have earned a special nickname, the Elephant Men of the Jungle!
A relative of the coca plant, Catuaba doesn’t actually contain any of the alkaloids found in cocaine! However, within Brazilian herbal medicine Catuaba bark is categorised as a stimulant and is renowned in South America as a powerful aphrodisiac.
Meaning “what gives strength to an Indian,” Catuaba is also traditionally used as a general tonic to strengthen and balance overall bodily functions, a nervous system stimulant and due to the red color of the extract, it is believed to be good for the heart and the blood.
Aphrodisiac: may enhance sexual function and libido
May support and energise the central nervous system