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Mucuna pruriens Linn DC.
  • Family : Fabaceae
  • English : Horse eye bean, common cowitch, cowhage
  • Hindi : Gonca, Kauncha, Kivacch
  • Gujarati : Kauncha
  • Sanskrit : Atmaguta, Kapikacchhu

  • Part used : Seed

Botanical Description: A slender climbing annual with hairy branches, leaves trifoliate, leaflets broadly ovate, elliptic or rhomboid, ovate, membranous, unequal at the base, pubescent above and densely clothed with silvery grey hair beneath; flowers purple in axillary pendulous, 6 – 30 flowered racemes ; fruits turgid pods, longitudinally ribbed, curved, dense4ly clothed with persistent pale brown or grey irritant bristles ; seeds black, 4-6 per pod, ovoid. Flowering and fruiting from August to April.

It is found throughout the hotter regions of India.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Madhura, Tikta
  • Guna : Guru, Snigdha
  • Virya : Sita
  • Vipaka : Madhura
  • Karma : Kaphanasaka, Vatasamana, Vrsya, Pittanasaka, Raktadosanasaka,Brhmana, Balya.

Modern Pharmacological Action:  M. pruriens has been used as an effective aphrodisiac It is still used to increase libido in both men and women due to its dopamine inducing properties. Dopamine has a profound influence on sexual function. Mucuna pruriens seeds have also been found to have antidepressant properties.

Our Products containing this ingredient
Kapikachhu Extract

  • Bonton Active Granules
  • Kavcha Capsule
  • Ranger Capsule
  • Ranger Syrup
  • Spark Capsule
  • Spark Royal Capsule