Mucuna Pruriens Products
Here is our range of Organic Mucuna Pruriens products, including the whole bean powder, tincture and capsules. This plant is known mostly by its Latin name: Mucuna Pruriens, and less by its common name Kapikachhu.
The use of Mucuna is mostly observed within the vast tradition of Ayurvedic (‘wisdom of life’) Medicine. This tradition finds its root in the Indian sub-continent and is intertwined within the back drop of the Vedic religion. According to Ayurveda, human physiology has varying constitutions which are labelled doshas. The doshas are named Vata, Pitta and Kapha are linked to the five classical elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether. The plant Mucuna Pruriens, according to the Ayurveda has the ability to balance these doshas in the body. Scientific research has discovered that Mucuna contains the chemical L-DOPA which is a precursor to dopamine found in the human body.
The Mucuna Pruriens plant (commonly known as Kapikachhu or velvet bean) flourishes in several countries across Asia and Africa and is a climbing shrub that can grow to about 15 meters in height. Indigo Herbs Organic Mucuna Pruriens products herald from India and are sourced via Fairtrade co-operatives, insuring workers are getting a fair wage. Organic standards are kept very high with selection of only the very best plant materials used for our Organic Mucuna Pruriens Powder. This holds true to the Indigo Herbs guarantee of bringing you only the best Organic Mucuna Pruriens powder available.