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Kapikacchu (Mucuna pruriens)

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Kapikacchu

Mucuna pruriens is a well-known aphrodisiac – the seeds are useful in increasing sperm count. It is a good nervine tonic – helpful in Parkinson’s disease. Mucuna pruriens, one of the popular Ayurvedic herbs, is also known as velvet bean, cowhage and Kapikachhu.

Common Name Cowhage (E), Kapikacchu (H) Sanskrit Kapikacchu, Atmagupta Latin Mucuna pruriens Semen (Fabaceae) Nepali (Kauso)

ENERGETICS

  • Rasa (taste) Sweet, bitter
  • Vırya (energy) Hot
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effect) Sweet
  • Guna (quality) Heavy, unctuous
  • Dosa effect VP−, K+
  • Dhatu (tissue) All tissues, especially nerve, reproductive
  • Srotas (channel) Nervous, reproductive, digestive

CONSTITUENTS

  • Amino acid Levodopa (L-dopa, L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine)
  • Alkaloids Mucinine, mucunadine
  • Triterpenes β-sitosterol, stigmasterol
  • Fatty acids Oleic, linoleic, linolenic, lecithin
  • crude protein ranged from 20-29 %, crude lipid 6-7%, total dietary fiber 8-10%, ash 3% and carbohydrates 50-60%.

AYURVEDIC ACTION

  • Vajıkarana Aphrodisiac
  • Medhya Enhances the intellect
  • Balya Promotes energy
  • Pacana Digestive
  • Vrsya Improves sexual vitality
  • Vatasamana Pacifies aggravations of vata

BIOMEDICAL ACTION

Aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, carminative

INDICATIONS

Antioxidant
Mucuna pruriens has antioxidant properties.

Sexual enhancer, for impotence or erectile dysfunction Dopamine is a natural neurotransmitter that enhances sexual urge.Kapikacchu is a tonic to the whole ´sukra dhatu system treating low libido, infertility, impotence, spermatorrhoea, premature ejaculation.  It is the best sexual tonic for both male and female as described by the Ayurveda text book Bhavprakash and Charak.

Fertility and Infertility Treatment Mucuna pruriens help in spermatogenesis. Certain research says it increase semen in the infertile men. It correct levels of total lipids, triglycerides, cholesterol, phospholipids, and vitamin A, C, and E and corrected fructose in seminal plasma .Oligozoospermic patients recovered sperm concentration significantly, but sperm motility was not restored to normal levels in asthenozoospermic men.

Nerves  It contains L-dopa, an essential precursor of dopamine, it is a specific remedy for Parkinson’s disease. It is quite possible that the addition of mucuna pruriens herb to one’s Parkinson’s treatment regimen

Digestion Its digestive and antispasmodic function can help alleviate intestinal spasms, pain and gas. Its sara or flowing quality can help with constipation.

COMBINATIONS

* Ashwagandha, safed musali, shatavari, gokshura, frankincense for reproductive tissues.

* Brahmi, gotu kola, jatamansi, tagarah and gokshura for muscular and nervous spasm.

* Fennel, ginger, chitraka in digestive problems.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Indigestion problems and condition of Ama in the body

SAFETY

Use under the supervision of  physician as it enhance Levodopa

DOSAGE

5–15g per day as powder or in a decoction, as directed by the medical practitioner

  • -sitosterol, stigmasterol
  • Fatty acids Oleic, linoleic, linolenic, lecithin
  • crude protein ranged from 20-29 %, crude lipid 6-7%, total dietary fiber 8-10%, ash 3% and carbohydrates 50-60%.

AYURVEDIC ACTION

  • Vajıkarana Aphrodisiac
  • Medhya Enhances the intellect
  • Balya Promotes energy
  • Pacana Digestive
  • Vrsya Improves sexual vitality
  • Vatasamana Pacifies aggravations of vata

BIOMEDICAL ACTION

Aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, carminative

INDICATIONS

Antioxidant
Mucuna pruriens has antioxidant properties.

Sexual enhancer, for impotence or erectile dysfunction Dopamine is a natural neurotransmitter that enhances sexual urge.Kapikacchu is a tonic to the whole ´sukra dhatu system treating low libido, infertility, impotence, spermatorrhoea, premature ejaculation.  It is the best sexual tonic for both male and female as described by the Ayurveda text book Bhavprakash and Charak.

Fertility and Infertility Treatment Mucuna pruriens help in spermatogenesis. Certain research says it increase semen in the infertile men. It correct levels of total lipids, triglycerides, cholesterol, phospholipids, and vitamin A, C, and E and corrected fructose in seminal plasma .Oligozoospermic patients recovered sperm concentration significantly, but sperm motility was not restored to normal levels in asthenozoospermic men.

Nerves  It contains L-dopa, an essential precursor of dopamine, it is a specific remedy for Parkinson’s disease. It is quite possible that the addition of mucuna pruriens herb to one’s Parkinson’s treatment regimen

Digestion Its digestive and antispasmodic function can help alleviate intestinal spasms, pain and gas. Its sara or flowing quality can help with constipation.

COMBINATIONS

* Ashwagandha, safed musali, shatavari, gokshura, frankincense for reproductive tissues.

* Brahmi, gotu kola, jatamansi, tagarah and gokshura for muscular and nervous spasm.

* Fennel, ginger, chitraka in digestive problems.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Indigestion problems and condition of Ama in the body

SAFETY

Use under the supervision of  physician as it enhance Levodopa

DOSAGE

5–15g per day as powder or in a decoction, as directed by the medical practitioner

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2 Responses to “Kapikacchu (Mucuna pruriens)”

  1. ram
    August 23, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    dear sir,
    i want kapikacchu churna 150 mg.I didnot find it in market.Plz suggest me other brands/names for this medicine.

  2. samuel
    October 31, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    which Kapikacchu (Mucuna pruriens) is best. Which company sells the best Kapikacchu (Mucuna pruriens).

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