The aguaje is a palm tree native to the Amazon that is distributed in the countries of Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Guyana. It is found in manchales or “aguajales”, it is a multi-purpose fruit, in addition to using all its parts: leaves, stems, seeds, roots and fruits.
Maca is a plant native to the Central Andes of Peru, resistant to hail, frost and prolonged drought. It is cultivated since the Inca period at altitudes between 3800 to 4500 masl. This herbaceous plant, presents not only a high nutritional value but is also valued for its traditional medicinal role.
The aguaje together with the maca can act as a shaper of the female figure due to the presence of sitosterol that can be a precursor of the female hormones of the steroid type (estrogen). Women with high estrogen levels are said to store too much fat in their hips. However, there are some women who produce less estrogen and more androgen and tend to store more fat in the upper body