(Erythroxylum Catuaba) Catuaba Bark has a long history of use in herbal medicine as an aphrodisiac in Brazil and is considered a central nervous system stimulant.  A bark decoction which is commonly used for sexual impotency, agitation, nervousness, nerve pain and weakness, poor memory or forgetfulness, and sexual weakness. According to Dr. Meira Penna, Catuaba “functions as a stimulant of the nervous system, above all when one deals with functional impotence of the male genital organs it is an innocent aphrodisiac, used without any ill effects at all.” Catuaba bark does contain epicatechins which are powerful antioxidants that could be used to fight cancer because these particular antioxidants contain anti-cancer and antibacterial properties.  Other medicinal properties: Anxiety, Depression, libido, cancer, brain function, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, high blood pressure, and skin disorders.