Mucuna Powder (Kapi Kachu) (Kaunch, Mucuna Pruriens)
Family Name: Fabaceae
Rasa (Taste): Sweet, Bitter
Virya (Action): Hot
Vipaka (Post Digestive Effect): Sweet
Effect on Doshas (Humor): Mucuna balances Vata (Air) and Pitta (Fire), Doshas (Humors). It may increase Kapha (Water), Doshas (Humor).
High quality powder of wild crafted herbs from its natural habitat with out chemicals, fertilizer & pesticides.
The major and active content of Mucuna Powder is L-Dopa which is very beneficial in promoting the release of human growth hormone. The release of this hormone promotes regeneration of tissues and Production of the Testosterone hormone (male hormone). Mucuna contains natural secretagogues which may support the body's ability to stimulate the natural release of growth hormones.
Mucuna Powder helps in healthy menstruation. It helps to increase the muscle mass & strength of body by depositing the proteins in muscles. It also helps to improve the production of milk in lactating females. It helps to promote comfortable sleep. Mucuna acts as a nervine tonic and helps to control sexual problems.
Action and Uses as per Ayurveda
- It keeps the male reproductive system healthy.
- Helps to increase the muscle mass and strength of body.
- Helps to enhance mental alertness and improves coordination.
- Helps to enhance the production of milk in lactating mothers.
- Helps to promote healthy and comfortable sleep.
- It is best herb for balancing the Vata (Air) so helps to calm the mind and provide nourishment to nerves.
Usage of Mucuna Powder (Kapi Kachu)
For Leucorrhea: Take one teaspoon of "Mucuna Powder" twice a day with honey at least for 15 days.
Insect Bite: Make the paste of "Mucuna Powder" with water and apply it on the effected area twice a day.
As Massage: Make decoction of "Mucuna Powder" and mix it with 250 ml of "Mustard Oil" for body massage.
The decoction of mucuna helps in purifying the blood.
For Healthy Function of Nerves: Consume 20 gm of Powder of mucuna with one cup of hot milk helps in healthy function of nerves.
Amritayu is proud to carry on the tradition of our founders. We are a team of herbalists, biochemists, pharmacists and microbiologists to bring you safe and high quality traditional Ayurvedic products.
Factors to consider
Wild crafted herbs from their natural habitat without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or preservatives.
Our naturally grown wild crafted herbs come from their natural habitat. Aborigine also plays its role in the efficacy of the herb. The properties of herb may differ from region to region. Amritayu makes every effort to collect the herbs from their aborigines. Natural habitat plays a key role in the potency of herbs, which is why we use wild crafted herbs, as opposed cultivated ones. Every herb is collected from its natural habitat as Naturally grown herbs are assumed to be more potent.
Proper harvest time for higher potency is another key factor.
We highly advocate the harvesting of herbs at the most appropriate time of ripening. No immature plants, no over riped plants are selected. Herbs at their youth possess the maximum potency and we try our best to procure the herbs at that particular time period. There are guidelines for collection of different herbs at different times and there is a particular span of time for collecting herbs.
Using Purified Water: Water used also stands out as a major role player. Water is processed under DM plant, RO plant then converted into steam. That steam water is used in the processing of herbs to avoid any chance of heavy metal contamination.
Products as per Ayurvedic Standards: Herbs are powdered in their original form without extracting any oil or any of the active phyto-ingredient. Herb like turmeric, neem seeds, babchi, yellow shatavari (from Nepal) has oil inside. We grind with the oil instead of extracting the oil because oil has also unique properties. This makes processing lengthy and involve lot of labour. But potency and full spectrum of the herb paysoff its price to user.
Further, the powdered herb undergoes wet trituration process – called BHAVANA in Ayurveda, which means the powdered herb is mixed with the fresh juice of the same herb so that powder made from these quality herbs are potent, effective and result oriented.
The trituration accentuates hidden medicinal properties of the herb and to ensure that the herb, as soon as administered, is absorbed quickly at the cell level. Subtlety should be the quality by virtue of which a product can penetrate into the smallest capillary and channels of the biological system.
Some herbs cannot undergo this bhavna process - such as Vidarikandkand, Shatavari yellow, Lajwanti (Mimosa pudica) because they have mucilaginous properties and only the defined parts are used. In such cases, we like to combine different varieties of same herb to obtain maximum potency. Also each variety has some additional benefits to offer. For example, Tulsi has many varieties like Krishna or shyama Tulsi, Rama Tulsi, Vana Tulsi best way to use all varieties of tulsi. This way, it helps to provide maximum benefits of the same herb and also accounts for the full spectrum of the plant family.
In certain herbs almost all parts of the plants are usable likewise in neem all the parts namely; stem, leaves, seeds & bark are known to be of utmost importance. In this case main part of the herb is powdered and rest of the parts are boiled in water to extract all the beneficial properties of those parts and this extracted liquid is used in the shape of bhavna. It is added to the main herb powder to get full spectrum of the herb. Why this is done? According to Ayurveda, certain plants own acting and counteracting properties simultaneously. Some plants may have side effects, but also in other parts healing benefits to counteract. So various parts of the plant are used to balance the outcome & obtain full spectrum.
Certain herbs have different varieties. We at Amritayu expanded our outlook and went further to know difference of the varieties. And the price that we pay for the difference certainly carries value in terms of escalated phyto-chemicals and antioxidant properties.
Note: Color, Taste, Aroma of the product may change from batch to batch.
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**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.
Other Uncommon Names of This Herb: Cowage, Sea Bean, Kiwanch, Cowitch, Pois Mascate, Pois Velus, Itchy Bean, Krame,Chiporro, Picapica, Nescafe, Bengal Bean, Mauritius Bean, Couhage, Dolichos Pruriens, Feijao Macaco, Kapi Kacchu, Kapikachu, Kawach, Kawanch, Kevanch, Kiwach, Mucuna Hirsuta, Mucuna Prurient, Mucuna Prurita, Pica-Pica, Stizolobium Pruriens.
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Author: Russell Campolongo