Kapikacchu is an adaptogenic herb that is believed to help restore and maintain normal functioning of the central nervous system.
A natural source of high levels of L-dopa, a neurotransmitter that promotes the production of dopamine.
Kapikachhu helps manage physical and mental fatigue, while enhancing overall wellbeing.
Kapikachhu is also known for its aphrodisiac properties and promotes fertility and reproductive health in both men and women.
KapikachhuÂ (Mucuna pruriens)
Kapikachhu (Mucuna pruriens)
M. pruriensis a popular Indian medicinal plant, which has long been used in traditional Ayurvedic Indian medicine, for diseases including parkinsonism. M. pruriensis reported to contain L-dopa as one of its constituents. The beans have also been employed as a powerful aphrodisiac in Ayurveda and have been used to treat nervous disorders and arthritis. The bean, if applied as a paste on scorpion stings, is thought to absorb the poison. Anti-epileptic and anti-neoplastic activity of methanol extract of M. pruriens has been reported. A methanol extract of MP seeds has demonstrated significantÂ in vitro anti-oxidant activity, and there are also indications that methanol extracts ofÂ M. pruriensÂ may be a potential source of natural anti-oxidants and anti-microbial agents.
All parts of M. pruriens possess valuable medicinal properties and it has been investigated in various contexts, including for its anti-diabetic, aphrodisiac, anti-neoplastic, anti-epileptic, and anti-microbial activities. Its anti-venom and anti-helminthic activities have been investigated and demonstrated.Â M. pruriens has also been shown to be neuroprotective and has demonstrated analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity (1, 2).
- Lampariello LR, Cortelazzo A, Guerranti R, Sticozzi C, Valacchi G. The Magic Velvet Bean of Mucuna pruriens. J Tradit Complement Med. 2012;2(4):331-9.
- 2. Sathiyanarayanan L, Arulmozhi S. Mucuna pruriens Linn. – A comprehensive review. Pharmacognosy Reviews. 2007;1:157.
Dosage and Directions
Â½Â teaspoon mixed with honey,Â twice a day or as directed by your practitioner.
Store in a cool, dry place (below 30Â°C) away from direct sunlight.