Maral root provides a wide range of benefits, both in physical and mental aspect. Apart from these, somewhat well-known benefits, the maral root is also used as an alternative treatment for various medical conditions like impotence, depression and alcoholism. This plant was named after a Maral deer which consumes it during the mating season and grows naturally only in Central Asia and some parts of Russia. In Tibet, it’s used for treating slow metabolism, nerve and lung conditions, cardiovascular diseases and memory issues.
The health benefits of maral root first became apparent when hunters realized that Maral Deer use it to improve strength during the mating season. Since then, maral root has been a subject of various studies, especially in Eastern European countries and Russia where it’s commonly used by weight lifters to increase lean muscle mass, in combination with ginseng. Other notable benefits include building a better immune system, increasing blood circulation and helping with concentration issues.
Maral root contains numerous important nutrients which are very helpful in situations where stress is an everyday occurrence. It contains a wide range of vitamins, tannin alkaloids, organic acid and flavonoids, but also ecdysterone which acts like natural steroids without nasty side effects. Furthermore, this substance is also in charge of synthesizing various enzymes in the brain which are in charge of energy generation.
Studies have shown that maral root provides these benefits as well:
– Improves heart muscles contraction
– Prevents oxygen starvation in cells
– Increases spermatozoids mobility
– Improves mental work in mentally fatigued people
– Reduces stress levels, especially in stressful lines of work like pilots, traffic controllers, soldiers etc.
– Restores libido
It’s worth mentioning that Rhaponticum carthamoides also aids in treating ear infections, asthma, bronchitis and even conditions like lupus and arthritis, by lowering immunoglobulins in the body.