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Peruvian Maca - The Ancient Medicine of the Inca


Fri 20 Oct 2017, 5:30pm–7:15pm

Where: Organic Green Grocer, 31 Vanguard St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: corinstorkey

Ever wanted to know more about Maca?

Maca is one of the world’s most unique and powerful medicinal superfoods. It only grows above 3800m in the small region of Junin, Peru. As a medicinal it has been at the centre of Inca culture, history and spirituality for over 2000 years.

Its traditional uses have been for the treatment of mental health, hormone balance, menopause, PMS, fatigue, fertility, sexual dysfunction, libido, pain, chronic fatigue and cancer.

Come and learn about maca with Dr Corin Storkey and Sally Huapaya - a young New Zealand and Peruvian couple who are founders and directors of Seleno Health. They live an work part- time in Peru with their maca farmer and community and run a volunteer program that brings kiwis to Peru to experience life in a remote Andean community.

Their maca research program studies the bio-active chemicals in maca and recent findings have begun to unlock the secrets behind it's mode of action. To hear more about how to prepare and use maca and the realities for the farmers and communities who grow it book you spot today.

Topics discussed:
- The history and anthropology of Incan maca farming
- Farm to Table maca – from the soil to your plate
- The biochemistry of maca – relating the tradition with the scientific research
- The application of maca aca as a therapeutic
- The reality of superfood farming and farmer exploitation
- The impact of global consumerism on the community
- Seleno Health’s social responsibility programs
- Volunteering opportunities in Peru
- What you can do to make a difference