Mucuna Pruriens or Kavach Beej or Kapikachhu is a powerful herb used in treating variety of problems and diseases since ancient times. This is an annual climbing shrub which can be as long as 15 meters. Roots, seeds and leaves of this plant are used for medicinal purposes and there are many types of plant chemicals found in this herb like alkaloids, alkylamines, betacarboline, beta-sitosterol, lysine, linolic acid and many more. This herb contains a very powerful neurotransmitter pre-cursor L-Dopa which makes it very effective in treating problems related to reproductive system and its functioning and disorders related to nervous system. The contents of L-Dopa are very high in this herb and it has been found very effective in controlling blood sugar as well as cholesterol levels too.
The major and active content of Mucuna Pruriens is L-Dopa which is very beneficial in promoting release of human growth hormone. The release of this hormone promotes regeneration of tissues and release and production of other hormones like testosterone. This promotes sound physical health and improved energy levels and also promotes gain in lean muscle mass. The effect of L-Dopa is the biggest reason for the use of this herb to increase libido and promote healthy reproductive system in males and females both. Kapikachhu is also very beneficial in controlling cholesterol levels and burns fat from fat cells.
Mucuna Pruriens or Kavach Beej is natural aphrodisiac which has been used to improve a male’s lovemaking performance in a short time. Kapikachhu herb not only cures problems like low libido but is also very beneficial in increasing ejaculation latency and decrease in post ejaculatory intervals. This property makes Mucuna Pruriens an excellent herb to cure problems of premature ejaculation and also involuntary discharge of semen to a large extent.
The Alkaloids found in Mucuna Pruriens provide this herb with extremely beneficial properties for increasing sperm count and curing infertility in males. The activity and increased secretion of testosterone hormone by this herb in male body provides higher number of sperm count.
The seed powder of Mucuna Pruriens or Kapikachhu has been used in Ayurveda as an ancient remedy to treat Parkinson’s disease. The root of this herb is used to treat facial paralysis and other disorders of nervous system. The seeds of the plant are also used for its anti-depressant properties.
Mucuna Pruriens is excellent for improving immunity system and for higher energy levels. Consumption of Kavach Beej herb for removing general debility has been found very effective, this herb is very good for bone health, it increases bone density and promotes reversal of signs of osteoporosis.
Kapikachhu herb has been found as very effective treatment for improving mental health and to promote proper functioning of the brain. It allows a male to gain emotional control, mental clarity and counter stress and anxiety very effectively. This herb is also used to cure wrinkles and improve skin’s health, the ability to promote release of growth hormone improves skin in its looks, health and texture providing younger looks.
Mucuna Pruriens has been used in Ayurveda for remedying worms, dysentery, diarrhea, snakebite, tuberculosis, rheumatic disorders, diabetes and cancer.
Other names of Mucuna Pruriens: Kapikachhu, Kavach, Atmagupta Naikaranam, Kawanch, Kewach, Kaunch, Cowhage, Velvet Beans, Kaunch Beej, Kavanch, Cowitch, Picapica, Kapikachu, Yerepe, (Yoruba)