Mucuna Pruriens, commonly known as cowitch, velvet bean, mucuna, cowhage plant, Nescafe, and in many other names, is a member of Fabaceae or Leguminosae family. It is an annual plant and found in the tropical regions of Africa, India, and West Indies. It is a well known medicinal plant and the seeds of Mucuna Pruriens have the power to cure or ward off many diseases. In Ayurveda, this plant is regarded as an aphrodisiac agent and used to treat many disorders.
1. Mucuna Pruriens can enhance the production of male hormone known as testosterone that helps to increase sperm count, sperm motility, and quality of sperm.
2. Mucuna Pruriens is now widely used as an alternative medicine for the treatment of lack of libido in both men and women. The seeds of this plant contain a high concentration of L-dopa or levodopa, an essential amino acid that stimulates the production of dopamine by brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that triggers feelings in human beings.
3. Dopamine also increases the production of human growth hormone (HGH), which facilitates fat metabolism.
4. This medicinal plant is used to treat premature ejaculation as it helps to sustain the erection in men.
5. Mucuna Pruriens can be used to regularize menstrual cycle in women.
6. Mucuna Pruriens has been found to be effective in managing Parkinson's disease. It does have the ability to arrest the progress of many symptoms of this disease such as tremors, loss of balance, slurring of speech, and drooling.
7. This plant is an excellent nerve tonic that helps to enhance mental alertness and proper functioning of the nervous system.
8. Mucuna Pruriens seeds have small traces of serotonin, a mood enhancer.
9. Mucuna Pruriens does have anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic properties.
10. It is also able to reduce blood sugar, lower blood pressure, and cut down cholesterol levels in the blood.
1. Prophylactic treatment for low sperm count or oligospermia
2. Problems with libido
3. Ovulation problems
4. Parkinson's disease
1. It increases the lovemaking desire and endurance in both men and women
2. Improves sperm output and male fertility
3. It helps to reduce wrinkles and is used as in many anti-aging formulas.
4. Mucuna Pruriens is also used in many bodybuilding and weight loss supplements.
5. Reverses osteoporosis by rebuilding bones.
6. Helps in overcoming the poisonous effects of snake bite.