(Lepidium meyeni), also known as Maca, is an annual plant that produces a radish-like root that is indigenous to the mountainous and rugged terrain of the Peruvian highlands, and has been utilized by Andean cultures as a source of nourishment, energy, and healing for over two millenniums.

This harvested root of Maca was often used by Inca Warriors prior to battles or exploration because of the stamina, energy, and other health benefits the root provided.