Adaptogens plants like Maral Root have an ability to help the body to withstand stress. In this context, relief comes mainly after physiological stress from physical work or performance as well as mental stress caused by insomnia, anxiety and similar conditions. Aside from Maral Root, there are two other herbs known for providing such benefits – Rhodiola rosea and Eleutherococcus senticosus.
Maral root has been used for decades in the Russian military to increase stamina, endurance and build muscle mass. Furthermore, it is also commonly used for increasing sexual drive and libido. This is a plant which strives in unforgiving conditions and lives up to 150 years. Maral root is common in Siberia where it’s used to fight harsh Siberian climate, increase concentration and mood and improve libido and physical strength. It got its name after the maral deer that regularly consumes this herb during the mating season, to increase strength.
Adaptogenic properties of maral root are well known and aside from serving as an antioxidant and cardiac tonic, it’s also used for these and other reasons:
- Improves mental strength
- Aids in treating erectile dysfunction
- Helps to build up lean muscle mass and decrease fat
- Restores energy reserves
Even though it might look like this precious herb is only beneficial for men, it’s also widely used by women. Maral root contains sterols which have estrogenic properties that help women regulate their menstrual cycles, those in menopause or even for premenstrual syndrome. This is especially important when you consider there is an increased risk of heart diseases in menopausal women and that maral root provides a beneficial effect on heart arrhythmia and in turn decreases the risk of a heart attack. Other benefits for women taking maral root include prevention of osteoporosis onset and even lower case on some cancers.