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Kaunch Beej Powder - Effective herb for low sperm count, sexual weakness, premature ejaculation

kaanchnaar guggul

Latin name - Mucuna pruriens
English name - Cowhage, Cow itch
Indian name - Kaunch beej


Mucuna pruriens Bak., Leguminosae, is one of the popular medicinals of India. and is constituent of more than 200 indigenous drug formulations It is widespread over most of the subcontinent and is found in bushes and hedges and dry-deciduous, low forests throughout the plains of India. All parts of Mucuna posses valuable medicinal properties and there is a heavy demand of Mucuna in Indian drug markets. After the discovery that Mucuna seeds contain L-dopa, an anti-parkinson's disease drug, its demand in international market has increased many fold and demand has motivated Indian farmers to start commercial cultivation.

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Plant Description

Mucuna is an annual twinning plant.. Leaves are trifoliate, gray-silky beneath; petioles are long and silky, 6.3-11.3 cm. Leaflets are membranous, terminal leaflets are smaller, lateral very unequal sided. Dark purple flowers (6 to 30) occur in drooping racemes. Fruits are curved, 4-6 seeded. The longitudinally ribbed pod, is densely covered with persistent pale-brown or grey trichomes that cause irritating blisters. Seeds are black ovoid and 12 mm long.

Chemical Constituents

Seeds contain L-DoPA (4-3,4-dihydroxy phenylalanine), glutathione, lecithin, gallic acid, glycosides, nicotine, prurenine, prurenidine, dark brown viscous oil. (Rastogi and Mehrotra 1991a,b; Singh et al. 1995).

Parts Used- Seeds

Benefits of mucuna:

  • Mucuna seed powder is used as an aphrodisiac to improve the quality of the sperms, their total count. They are also used for improving physical stamina and strength.
  • Roots, according to the Ayurveda, are bitter, thermogenic, anthelmintic, diuretic, emollient, stimulant, aphrodisiac, purgative, febrifuge, tonic. It is considered useful to relieve constipation, nephropathy, strangury, dysmenorrhoea, amenorrhoea, elephantiasis, dropsy, neuropathy, consumption, ulcers, helminthiasis, fever, and delirum (Lindley 1985; Ramnath 1992; Warrier 1995; Shalini 1997; Upadhyay 2000).
  • It is a source of minerals. According to Ayurveda, seeds are astringent, laxative, anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, alexipharmic and tonic.
  • Recent discovery that the seeds contain L-dopa has lead to it's widespread use in Parkinson's and is demand is increasing worldwide.

Dosage of Kaunch Seed Powder - Mucuna Seeds Powder- 3-6 grams per day