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Botanical name: Mucuna pruriens
Other names: Cowhage, mucunu, kapikacchu, kawachbeej
Family: fabaceae
Part used: Bean
Taste (rasa): Sweet, bitter
Characteristic (guna): Heavy, unctuous
Energy (veerya): Hot
Post digestive effect (vipak): Sweet
Dosha effect: VP-, K+
Action (karma): Improves fertility, intellect and digestion
Dose: 5-15 g/day as a powder


Ref: ‘Ayurvedic Medicine’ by Sebastian Pole; ‘Ayurvedic Pharmacology & Therapeutic Uses of Medicinal Plants’ by Vaidya V.M. Gogte; ‘Yogi of Herbs’ by V. Lad & D. Frawley; ‘Herbs Are Special’ by Isabel Shipard.

Mucunu Powder, 50gms


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