Mucuna Powder (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).
Chemical Constituents: 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
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.
Note: Color, Taste, Aroma of the product may change from batch to batch.
**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