The Maca root is an herbal plant or root that is found in the mountains of Peru. They are the plants that grow at the highest altitude in the world. The Maca plant is also known as Peruvian Ginseng, or Lepidium meyenii or Lepidium Peruvianum. Maca is considered a super food. A super food is one which has so many nutrients and benefits that it is in a class by itself. This article lists Maca benefits and why you should include Maca powder in your daily diet.