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Mucuna Pruriens (Cowhage, Cowitch, Velvet Bean, Kapi Kacchu)

General Description

A bean-like plant, Mucuna pruriens grows wild in the tropics, including India and the Caribbean Islands. The bean, seed and hair of the bean pod are used in herbal health applications. The active ingredient in Mucuna pruriens is levodopa (L-dopa), which is converted to dopamine in the brain.

Health Applications

  • Muscle, brain and nervous system support


There is no therapeutic or toxic level known for Mucuna pruriens.