Maca

Review
In: LiverTox: Clinical and Research Information on Drug-Induced Liver Injury [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; 2012.
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Excerpt

Maca is a vegetable and food as well as a traditional herbal medicine derived from the roots of a perennial plant (Lepidium meyenii) that grows in high altitudes of Peru and is used to promote health and improve wellness, sexual function and fertility. Maca has not been implicated in causing liver injury either in the form of transient serum enzyme elevations or clinically apparent liver injury.

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