The Huanarpo Macho plant grows wild in the Amazon basin of Peru near the Marañon River. The medium-sized tree or bush has bright reddish, orange flowers. Known as “Muira Puama” in Brazil, Huanarpo’s phallic-shaped roots and qualities have also inspired the nickname, “potency wood.”
Known in Brazil as “buriti,” the aguaje fruit comes from the moriche palm tree in the marshes and wetlands of the Amazon rainforest.
The palm tree grows over 100 feet high and it’s red, scaly fruit has yellow flesh and a large pit. In Peru, aguaje is typically used to make juice or popsicles and is believed to enhance women’s natural curves and libido.