aka: Mucuna Pruriens
Properties and Uses:According to Ayurveda, this herb is a powerful nervine tonic and aphrodisiac, applicable to the treatment of disorders of the male or female reproductive tract, and the spasms associated with Parkinson's or Bell's Palsy. It has recently been scientifically verified to contain L-Dopa, the precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine. Ayurvedic tradition holds that this herb, also known as the "Velvet Bean", is also an astringent, antihelmintic, a mechanical vermifuge, diuretic, and an "anti-Vata" tonic. It strengthens the immune system, and is used in the delerium of fevers. It is also helpful in cases of elephantiasis, dropsy, amenorrhea, and menopause. It is reputed to increase the sperm count, absorb scorpion poison, and possibly be of use in pregnancy, although caution is advised.
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