Macuna Bean, Mucuna pruriens is a bean-like plant that grows wild in the tropics. The bean, seed, and hair of the bean pod have been traditionally used effectively for many conditions.
Mucuna Bean Powder (Mucuna pruriens, Velvet bean, cowitch). Mucuna pruriens, commonly known is used as a minor food crop and medicinal bean in India, West Africa, and Central America. Macuna Bean has been used since ancient times in Ayurvedic medicine. It is still commonly used in support of the body’s response to the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease and to increase mobility in these patients. Mucuna prurienscontains 40mg/g of L-DOPA which is a direct precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine. It is used widely for fertility issues, sexual dysfunction, mood support; joint and other arthritic conditions as well as parasitic infestations and is also a useful toxin binding agent.