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Massularia acuminata

Massularia Acuminata is a traditionally used herb in Yoruba medicine (Nigeria), used as a chewing stick and aphrodisiac; the chewing stick aspect was researched for being an anti-gingivitis agent, and it appears to increase testosterone and libido in research animals.

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Summary of Massularia acuminata

Primary information, health benefits, side effects, usage, and other important details

Massularia Acuminate is a chewing stick and herbal aphrodisiac from the Yoruba medicine in Nigeria.

It was investigated in the past for efficacy against gingivitis, but has recently been delved into for its aphrodisiac properties. Preliminary studies in rats suggest that this herb can increase testosterone and sexuality.

Not much data exists on it however.

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Medical Disclaimer

Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details

Based on rat studies, doses of 50mg/kg and 1,000mg/kg appear to increase testosterone while the higher dose is associated with some liver toxicity. Due to this, the estimated human doses based off of 50mg/kg would be:

  • 550mg for a 150lb person

  • 700mg for a 200lb person

  • 900mg for a 250lb person

Due to having no human evidence at this moment in time, the above recommendations are naught but estimates.

Things to Note

Primary Function:

Also Known As

Pako Ijebu, Orin Ijebu

Caution Notice

Shown to be hepatotoxic (harmful to the liver) in at least one rat study

  • Active constituents appear to be water soluble

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