Bois bande herbal aphrodisiac plant for sexual health
June 6 2016 by Ray Sahelian, M.D.

Bois bande is the name commonly used in parts of the Caribbean for the tree Roupala montana. The plant is not only found in Grenada and Trinidad, but also in Dominica, where it is known as gimauve or gommier tree and in Costa Rica it is known as danto amarillo or zorillo. The bark of this tree is famous for its aphrodisiac properties. Locals soak a strip of the bark for a week in rum, then filter the rum and take a small glass of the extract. The extract is also known as macoucherie rum.

Research for aphrodisiac benefits
No studies could be found in the Western literature as of 2016 to give us any clues on this herb's aphrodisiac benefits or mechanism of action.

A more potent aphrodisiac to consider is Catuaba bark from South America, and also muira puama.

Over the counter products
Bois bande is available as a liquid and capsules.

Research
Drug Chem Toxicol. 2014. Antigenotoxicity of Roupala montana extract in the mouse micronucleus and comet assays. Roupala montana is a typical savannah species and native to tropical South America that has a moderate mortality for adult forms of Schistossoma mansoni.

Barguna Enterprises Ltd, Grenada
We are a manufacturer of bois bande products in various forms: capsules, powder, bark, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Barguna Enterprises Ltd, Grenada