KAUNCH BEEJA (KAPIKACCHU)
by Dr Vaid Ji on Nov 13, 2023
DESCRIPTION :Kaunch beej, also known as Kapikacchu and botanical name - MUCUNA PRURIENS, is a tropical legume native to Africa and Asia. The seeds of the plant, referred to as Kaunch beej, have been used in traditional medicine for various purposes. They are rich in L-DOPA, a precursor to dopamine, and has potential benefits for neurological health and fertility.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF KAUNCH BEEJ :
RASA : madhura, tikta
GUNA : guru, snigdha
VIRYA : ushna
VIPAKA : madhura
EFFECT ON TRIDOSHA : balance all three doshas.
PROPERTIES OF KAUNCH BEEJ :
- L-DOPA Content: Kaunch beej is rich in L-DOPA (levodopa), a precursor to dopamine. This potentially support neurological health, as dopamine is a crucial neurotransmitter.
- Neuroprotective Effects: The antioxidant properties of Kaunch beej have neuroprotective effects, potentially supporting brain health.
- Aphrodisiac: In traditional medicine, Kaunch beej is considered an aphrodisiac, which enhances libido and address issues related to reproductive health.
- Adaptogenic Properties: It has adaptogenic properties, helping the body cope with stress and supporting overall well-being.
- Antioxidant Activity: The seeds of Mucuna pruriens exhibit antioxidant activity, which can help neutralize free radicals in the body.
BENIFITS OF KAUNCH BEEJA :
The potential benefits of Kaunch Beej (Mucuna pruriens seeds) include:
- Support for Neurological Health: Due to its high L-DOPA content, Kaunch beej support neurological health by contributing to the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter important for various brain functions.
- Libido Enhancement: Kaunch beej has been used as an aphrodisiac and help enhance libido and address issues related to sexual health.
- Fertility Support: Kaunch beej have positive effects on male fertility by improving sperm quality and count.
- Stress Adaptation: It has adaptogenic properties, helping the body adapt to stress and promoting overall well-being.
- Mood Regulation: Dopamine plays a role in mood regulation, and the L-DOPA in Kaunch beej contribute to a potential mood-enhancing effect.
- Strengthens the urogenital system due to its potent nervine effect.
- It is useful in bleeding diseases.
- It is useful in healing infected wounds with pus formation.
- It is useful in vata related neurological disorders.
BENIFITS OF KAUNCH BEEJA CAPSULES :
- In Parkinson’s disease.
- In snakebite.
- Anti microbial properties.
- In diabetes type II
- In skin disorders.
- In worm infestation
- Bone and joint condition
- Muscle pain
- Stimulate surface blood flow in condition that involves paralysis and other conditions.
- Neuro restorative
DOSAGE – 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.