The products obtained from the root of Lepidium Meyenii contain macaidas, macaenos, amides, terpenoids, alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, potassium, calcium, sodium, vitamin C and B.
It has antioxidant, photoprotective activity and its topical use protects the skin from ultraviolet radiation. Due to its high content of amino acids, proteins and vitamins, it repairs the skin and hair. Effective in acne treatments.
Originally from the Peruvian and Bolivian mountains. They grow at an altitude of more than 3,500 meters. It is estimated that it has been used by the Incas since around 4,000 years BC. Considered a luxurious and prized food reserved for warriors and royalty.