Macuna Pruiens

Mucuna Pruriens
Source: India

Blend: Focus Source

  • L-Dopa

Summary

Mucuna Pruriens is also known as the Dopa/Velvet Bean.It is a well established herbal drug and a classic of ayurvedic medicine that assists our bodies produce dopamine. Additionally due to its concentrations of phenols and tannins this adaptogen is a great general protective tonic.

The Story

Mucuna Pruriens is also known as the Dopa/Velvet Bean It is a well established herbal drug and a classic of ayurvedic medicine. This plant contains L-dopa a precursor of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which benefits our brains ability to focus longer and improve our general mood. In fact Mucuna Pruriens is currently cultivated for the L Dopa extract which is used in pharmaceuticals for Parkinson’s disease.

However, Mucuna Pruriens has many pharmaceutically significant compounds and benefits. In fact all parts of the plant possess medicinal properties. In part or in combinations Mucuna Pruriens inhibits the life process of pathogenic microbes probably due to concentrations of phenols and tannins. The presence of flavonoids also contributes to a high antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity resulting in Mucuna Pruriens being a good general protective tonic.
Mucuna Pruriens is a great addition to tonic blends.

Benefits

  • Dopamine producer
  • neuro protector
  • improve focus/learning
  • libido balancing
  • blood sugar regulator