Latin Name

Mucuna pruriens

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Seeds, Root and hair on legume
(बीज, मूल, फली के उपर के रोम)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Vata

Properties and Uses

Seeds acts as an aphrodisiac; used in loss of libido, oligospermia. Seeds have nourishing effect on nervous system and hence used in neurodegenerative disorders. It is commonly used herb in treatment of Parkinsonism. Hair on legume are used in treatment of Round worm infestation along with laxatives. Root has diuretic action and used in urinary system disorders. Seeds have overall nourishing effect hence used in general debility.

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