Mucuna pruriens (Cowage, Cowitch, Velvet Bean, Pica)
The Mucuna plant has many traditional and medicinal usage including treating abdominal pain, cholera, diabetes, infertility, scorpion stings, snakebites, and toothache. Because of the large amount of Levo-dopa in the seed it is also used for treating Parkinson's disease.
M. pruriens has also been used as an effective aphrodisiac . It is still used to increase libido in both men and women due to its dopamine inducing properties. Dopamine has a profound influence on sexual function.
Benefits of Mucuna Pruriens L-Dopa*:
•Improved sleep (promotes deep sleep)
•Reduced bodyfat & decreased cellulite
•Improved skin texture & appearance
•Increased bone density and reversal of osteoporosis
•Increased lean muscle mass
•Improved mood and sense of well-being
•Enhanced libido & sexual performance
•Increased energy levels
•Improved cholestorol profile & regeneration of organs (heart, kidney, liver, lungs)
•Dramatically strengthed immune system
Mucuna pruriens, a member of the legume family, is a climbing plant that grows up to 30 ft. in length. Mucuna pruriens forms compound leaves that grow 4-10'' long and is composed of three leaflets. The pods of the Mucuna pruriens contain 2-5 per cluster and grow 2-3 inches long. Each pod contains 3-6 large black seeds. The pods have barbed hairs, also called trichomes, that cause an intense stinging irritation to the skin. It is a very prolific and hardy plant in the South
Our Mucuna was harvested in South Africa and is of great quality.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.