Maca, also known as Lepidium Meyenii, is an annual plant that is cultivated in the Peruvian central highlands. The edible root, which resembles a radish, is a staple food for the local population.

Maca has been highly revered for over 2000 years in Peru. According to legend, the Incan warriors ate Maca for strength and endurance before going to battle. The Spanish Conquistadors called it the "sex herb of the Incas." Today it is known as Peruvian Ginseng. Modern studies suggest that Maca may promote libido, sexual potency and energy.