Kapikachu, also known as velvet bean or Mucuna pruriens, is a tropical legume native to Africa and tropical Asia. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over two thousand years for treating ailments such as Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, arthritis, and parasitic infections.
The bean is rich in L-Dopa (levodopa), a precursor to dopamine, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, sleep, and cognition. It’s this high L-Dopa content that has made velvet bean a subject of interest in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, a condition characterized by dopamine deficiency. L-Dopa from the bean is converted into dopamine in the brain, potentially helping to alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s such as tremors and rigidity.
Velvet bean also contains compounds called tryptamines, which have been found to have mood-enhancing properties. These can potentially help to relieve anxiety and depression by promoting the production of serotonin, another neurotransmitter that contributes to feelings of well-being and happiness.
The seeds of velvet bean are known for their aphrodisiac properties, which have been attributed to their high content of alkaloids. These compounds can stimulate the release of certain hormones that boost libido and improve sexual function.
The plant also has anti-inflammatory properties, largely attributed to its content of various bioactive compounds. These can help to alleviate inflammation and pain associated with conditions like arthritis.
Lastly, velvet bean has been studied for its potential anti-diabetic effects. It contains compounds that can help to regulate blood sugar levels, potentially offering benefits for individuals with diabetes.
- FERTILITY SUPPORT
- ENERGY SUPPORT