MARALROOT (Leuzea carthamoides 'Lujza') is little known in Western botanicals, though it can be grown here successfully. A Siberian wildflower with a lateral rhizomous root that has remarkable metabolic effects. Used for decades by Russian athletes to improve performance. Study there indicates it not only enhances performance, but recovery as well. It has a beneficial effect on blood sugar levels and memory. The pretty thistle-like purple flowers appear in the second year. Grows in deep, well-drained fertile soil in full sun. Very hardy Zones 2-7. 10 seeds.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES:Contains ecdysteroids which have anabolic-like growth promoting effects without the side effects associated with drugs, but as with all herbal medicinals we urge that you do your own research and use caution.