Kapi Kacchu (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.