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Scientific name of Velvet bean: Mucuna pruriens
Name of Velvet bean in different languages:-
English: Devil beans, Cow itch, Indian Vayagra bean
Sanskrit: Athmaguptha, Kapikachu
Malayalam: Naikkurana നായ്ക്കുരണ
Velvet bean - Mucuna pruriens is an annual, climbing vines, grows over 15 m. , when the plant is young it fully covered with stinging, fuzzy hairs, touching may cause heavy itching, leaves are tri-pinnately arranged, ovate or widely ovate, grooved and the tips are tapered. Flower are purple, in clusters, fruits are like pods, 10 cm long, 1 to 2 cm in wide, carries up to seven seeds, seeds are shiny black or brown in color, flattened, ellipsoids, 1 to 1.9 cm long and 0.8 to 1.3 cm wide.
Useful plant parts:
It is a is a miraculous herbal medicine, it will vitalize testosterone glands that produce male sex hormones and increase semen quality and quantity, thereby cures infertility and make sexual life durable and enjoyable. It is also used in the treatments of Parkinson's disease, nervous disorders, neuro-muscular disorders , Blood pressure and Diabetes. It is used as a medicine for neurological disorders and also used as a general tonic and energizer.
The root of plant is applied to treat elephantiasis
Glucocide, Galicacid, lesidhin, glutathione, dyhyroxiphinyl, protein, mucunain, levodopa(Amino acid) and serotonin
How to prepare medicines:
The root of the plant is used in the prevention of premature ejaculation in male ( a piece of the plant root is kept in the mouth while the time of coitus to longing the time that makes the sex enjoyable).
Dried bean powder consume with milk daily can purified the blood.
Velvet bean is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-
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