Benefits of Kapikacchu

Kapikacchu is a creeping twine that grows all over India, especially in the tropical regions.

Benefits of kapikacchu: Indigestion, colic, parkinson’s disease, edema, elephantiasis, facial paralysis, roundworm, fevers, nervous disorders, insanity, cholesterol, inflammation, snakebite, infertility, swelling, sore, diabetes, fights cancer, delirium, cough, colic.

Action: Anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, astringent, tonic, rejuvenative,

Scientific name: Mucuna pruriens.

Useful part: Seeds, root, legumes.

Energetics

Rasa (taste) Sweet, bitter

Vırya(energy) Hot

Vipaka (post-digestive effect)Sweet

Guna (quality) Heavy, unctuous

Dosa effect VP−, K+

Dhatu(tissue) All tissues, especially nerve, reproductive

Srotas (channel) Nervous, reproductive, digestive

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Aatmaguptaa, Kapikacchuu, Rshabhi, Adhigandhaa, Ajadaaa, Kacchuraa, Laanguli, Rshyaproktaa, Svaguptaa, Shyaamguptaa, Markati, Kanduraa, Kevaanch, Shuukashimbi.

English: Cowhage, Horse-eye Bean.