Nutrition & health…
Scientific name: Minthostachys mollis
Since the period of the Incas, the men from the Andes used the Muña root as a portable refrigerator because it has the property to preserve food for many days. Today we know that this product, which grows in the highest part of the mountains, has more calcium and phosphorus than the Maca, the key for growing and maintaining bones and teeth. According to modern medicine, Muña contributes to the function of the nervous system and prevents osteoporosis. Ways to use the plant is in teas or tinctures, oils, creams and ointments.
Human health benefits
Used to fight altitude sickness.
Relieves flatulence and diarrhea conditions.
Benefits strengthening of bones due to its high amount of calcium and phosphorus and with its high calcium content it helps to prevent osteoporosis.
Muña based cream is used to help rheumatic pain, fractures, joint dislocations and wounds.
Nutrition per 100g
TLTurner website quotes anecdotal information on plant products that historically have been used by native peoples of the Andean region for nutrition and health reasons. Thus, any such information shown on this web site is not a recommendation for their use or claim for any benefit.