Not new to the supplement scene but certainly garnering new attention, Maca Root boasts a bevy of health benefits from weight loss to hormonal balance. What is Maca Root? Maca or Lepidium meyenii is a plant grown in, and native to the country of Peru. It's also sometimes referred to as Peruvian Ginseng. The plant itself is cultivated for it's bulbous root that is used a vegetable. A cousin to the Radish and Turnip, the Maca Root has been grown for centuries for it's medicinal properties as an herb and nutritional benefits as a food source. Folklore suggests that the root was so heavily prized by ancient Incan warriors that they consumed it before battle believing it gave them formidable strength and concentration. it was also used as an aphrodisiac of sorts as an increase of libido was also experienced after consumption.