The native people of the Amazon who used catuaba combined with muirapuama allowing this mixture to stand in warm water to make an amber medicinal infusion. There is laboratory evidence that Catauba enhances male sexual performance by increasing the brains sensitivity to dopamine, making the sex act more pleasurable as well as by vasodilatation, enhancing erectile strength. In 2002, a Brazilian company awarded a patent for an HIV prevention formula based on an extract of this herb, although research is still in progress. The antibacterial constituent of this herb is cinchonain. Staphylococcus aureus and E.coli are very sensitive this ingredient.
Catuaba has a long history of use in herbal medicine as an aphrodisiac. The Tupi Indians in Brazil first discovered the aphrodisiac qualities f the plant. In a Brazilian state of Minas there is a saying that “Until a father reaches 60, the son is his , after that the son is catuaba’s!” In Brazilian herbal medicine today,catuaba is considered a central nervous system stimulant with aphrodisiac properties.
There is a laboratory evidence that catuaba enhances male sexual performance by increasing the brains sensitivity to dopamine, making the sex act more pleasurable as well as by vasodilation, enhancing erectile strength. Catuaba’s actsas an aphrodisiac, anti-anxiety, central nervous system tonic ,anti-viral and libibo enhancer.catuaba is accelerated as innocent aphrodisiac is used without any ill side effect at all. According to Micheal Van Straten,a noed Bristis author and researcher of medicinal plants ,Catuaba is beneficial to men as impotence is concerned. Reports shown that there is no evidence of side effects after long term use and also no drug interactions has been reported.The anti bacterial constituents of this herb is cinchorian and staphylococcus aureus and E.coli are very sensitive to this ingredients.