Also known as: Trichilia catigua, Anemopegma mirandum, angelim-rosa, caramuru, catagu, catigu, catigua, chuchuhuasha, pau de reposta, or tatuaba.
In Brazilian herbal medicine today Catuaba is considered a central nervous system stimulant with aphrodisiac properties. It has a long history of use in herbal medicine as an aphrodisiac and is the most famous of all Brazilian aphrodisiac plants. Catuaba is extremely effective for the male sexual organs and increases circulation and libido.
Main uses are:
- central nervous system stimulant
- relieves exhaustion
- frigidity, impotence
- insomnia and nervousness
Its long and highly prized history of use in Brazil has reported no toxicity or ill effects.