Published October 15, 1987.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Ptychopetali lignum, muira puama wood.
Muira puama consists of the wood from the trunk and/or roots of Ptychopetalum olacoides Bentham and/or P. unicatum Anselmino [Fam. Olacaceae], as well as preparations thereof.
Muira puama is used for the prevention of sexual disorders and as an aphrodisiac.
The effectiveness of the claimed applications has not been documented.
The administration of muira puama preparations cannot be recommended, since the effectiveness has not been documented.