Maca

Ginseng peruviano o maca (Lepidium meyenii), radice essiccata su un tavolo di legno

Lepidium meyenii

Sinonimi:
Ginseng peruviano
Maca (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish from Quechua maqa.

Noun

maca (uncountable)

  1. The Andean medicinal herb Lepidium meyenii, or an extract of the root of this plant.
    • 2009, M. Hermann and T. Bernet, The transition of maca from neglect to market prominence, page 18:
      The overwhelming majority of maca roots are dried after harvest. In the cold, dry atmosphere of the puna the dried roots remain edible for several years. A minor proportion of the freshly harvested roots are roasted in huatias, earthen ovens []

Synonyms

  • Peruvian ginseng

Translations

See also

  • Lepidium meyenii on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
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