Velvet bean 25x
Velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens) is an annual tropical climbing legume that originated in southern China and eastern India and has been used in traditional medicine practices in India, China, Africa, and other parts of the world for centuries. The plant is also commonly referred to as cowhage, velvet bean, and buffalo bean.
Velvet bean 25x is a concentrated form of the active compounds found within the seeds of Mucuna pruriens, typically in the form of an extract or powder. This highly potent form of the plant is often used as a dietary supplement to support brain function, mood, and overall health. The ancient Indian medical system, Ayurveda, traditionally used M. pruriens for a variety of practices.
The velvet bean Mucuna pruriens is widespread in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. The plant’s biology is characterized by its large, woody vines that produce furry, bean-like pods. These pods contain seeds that are high in L-DOPA, a precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Velvet bean is currently and historically known in the tropics as a well-favored green crop as both a food and animal feed source. Its pods are considered a vegetable for human consumption and its leaves are commonly used for animal feed. It is commonly cultivated in Asia, America, Africa, and the Pacific Islands.
Historically, velvet bean has been used in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for a variety of conditions. Within Ayurvedic medicine, the beans have been touted as a potent aphrodisiac, as well as being beneficial to help calm nerves. In Africa, the plant has been used to treat snake bites and scorpion stings. In traditional medicine practices, the plant’s seeds were typically roasted, boiled, or ground into a powder and consumed orally.
Note: The high levels of L-DOPA in the plant can cause side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, and hallucinations, especially when taken in large doses. Individuals who are taking medications for Parkinson’s disease or other conditions should avoid using velvet bean without consulting their healthcare provider.
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