Description of leusea carthamoides

Leuzea carthamoides (also known as Rhaponticum carthamoides) is a rare endemic plant of the Compositae family. It is a large perennial herb that can reach 130 cm in height. Leuzea grows on mountain slopes in a limited area of southern Siberia (Altai, Sayani). It does not grow wild in other parts of the world. Due to the limited distribution of Leuzea in nature and the slow growth of the plant, the collection of wild-growing Leuzea in Russia is under government control and is restricted.Leusea cartthamoides

The history of Leuzea as a medicinal plant began long ago when local hunters observed the behaviour of deer, also known as marals.

At the time of mating, male marals would fight with each other. These fights were really exhausting and after the fight the deer needed to regain their strength. To do this, they dug up and ate Leuzea roots.

After observing this behaviour of the marals, the local healers began to recommend the leusea roots to the people. They discovered that the consumption of dried Leuzea root by humans also helped men to recover from fatigue and increased their sexual strength. The plant was then called maral root, which is now the official name of Leuzea.

Scientific research into the effects of Leuzea on humans began in Russia in the 1940s, during the Second World War, when the country needed natural supplements to restore the strength and speed up the recovery of wounded soldiers.


We produce freeze-dried Leuzea extract in the form of a water-soluble dried powder. It contains a minimum of 1.5% ecdysterone, which is quite a large amount.

Daily dosage: 0.5g of the powder mixed with 200ml of warm water twice a day or less according to your body's response.

Packaging: 1kg (10 x 100g bags). Price includes worldwide DHL delivery.

Leusea extract freeze dry 100g

Total price (includes DHL shipment)