A tree up to 4 metres high, with pinkish coloured bark and root.
Muirapuamine (an alkaloid that is somewhat comparable to Yohimbine).
It works as a stimulant and a mild aphrodisiac (especially for males). Moreover it increases the sensitivity of skin and sexual organs and, when used regularly, it increases virility. It is probably one of the most thoroughly tested herbs, since it has been included in the Brazilian pharmacopoeia (the official list of medicinal drugs, their uses and properties), as a possible remedy for impotence. The literal translation would be ’potency wood’.
Powdered root and bark can be boiled for 15 minutes in water to make a tea, but effects are much stronger when boiled in alcohol, like vodka.
2 to 4 table spoons of powder per 1/2 litre of liquid.