Maca is a radish-like root that grows in the Andes Mountains of Peru and is used as a food source for hundreds of years now. It is commonly pronounced as “mah-cah” and is mainly available in powder/flour form. In ancient ages, Andean shepherds used it as a vegetable, fed it to their livestock and also used for its medicinal purposes. Apart from the above said uses, maca is also used in ancient times for increasing the shepherd’s fertility for boosting livestock sperm counts. This root was also taken by the Inca warriors for increasing their strength and stamina, which they used in the battlefield.