Pueraria Mirifica

Pueraria Mirifica

Pueraria Mirifica
Hundreds of years of traditional Eastern practice points to Pueraria Mirifica’s efficacy to relieve symptoms of menopause. In the 21st century, studies are beginning to confirm its ability to promote restful sleep, stabilize mood, contribute to smoother skin, and minimize hot flashes and night sweats.

The West Discovers Thailand’s
“Miracle-maker”

The roots of the Pueraria Mirifica plant have been used for more than 700 years in Southeast Asia. Harvested deep in the forests of northern and eastern Thailand and bordering Myanmar, the plant is known locally as white kwao krus. Its root is dried and made into a compound.

Westerners didn’t discover kwao kura root until the early 20th century. Botanist A. Kerr may have been the first to call attention to it in a 1931 article for the Journal of the Siam Society. He wrote of P. mirifica’s sister plant, red kwao krua, promoted for its powers of “rejuvenation” and “reported to have miraculous properties.”1

The Scientific Community Takes Notice

Today, the plant is gaining more and more attention. Scientists are beginning to explore its role in providing relief from the more uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. P. mirifica continues to show promise as an alternative to HRT. Moreover, the plant has been proven to be safe. A 2007 study published in the Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand concluded, “Pueraria mirifica is relatively safe and preliminarily alleviates climacteric symptoms.”2

How it Works

The key is Pueraria Mirifica’s three phytoestrogens—mirestrol and deoxymiroestrol, isoflavonoids, and coumestan—that have demonstrated effectiveness in alleviating the symptoms of menopause.

A-ma-ta uses a patented, highly effective extract of P. mirifica called Puresterol® that is safe in both internal and external applications. The patent also describes the extract’s use as a topical eye cream shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without irritating the skin and eyes.

1 A. Kerr, “A Reputed Rejuvenator,” Journal of the Siam Society, Natural History Supplement, vol. VIII (1932): 336–338.

2 Verapol Chandeying and Surachai Lamlertkittikul, “Challenges in the Conduct of Thai Herbal Scientific Study: Efficacy and Safety of Phytoestrogen, Pueraria Mirifica (Kwao Keur Kao), Phase I, in the Alleviation of Climacteric Symptoms in Perimenopausal Women,” Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, vol. vol. 90, no. 7 (July 2007).

A-ma-ta with Puresterol® from Pueraria Mirifica—
it’s what's been missing in women's health.