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Plant uses: Mucuna has a long history in Ayurvedic medicine as a herb to help calm nervousness and anxiety. It is also believed to improve erectile dysfunction and sexual libido in men and women. The primary compound L-Dopa may raise low dopamine levels which can have a positive effect on motivation, attention span, the ability to relax and general well being.

Preparations: Powder – herbal powders are versatile. Add them to teas, smoothies, soups and decoctions.

Plant properties: Adaptogen, aphrodisiac, antioxidant, brain tonic, digestive.

Energetics and taste: Warming, sweet, bitter.

Scientific name: Mucuna Pruriens

Other common names: Kapikacchu, atmaguptu, Bengal velvet bean, Mauritius velvet bean, Florida velvet bean, Yokohama velvet bean, lacuna bean, Lyon bean, cowitch, cowhage.

Family: Fabaceae

Part Used: Ground seeds

Additional information


Box 70g, Jar 125g