Mucuna (Pruriens) Kapikacchu

Mucuna (Kapikacchu) L-Dopa Adrenal Brain / Libido (Indian Origin)
325g (11.46 oz) Powder

Mucuna Pruriens (Kapikachhu) Ground Powder. Widely known as “velvet bean,” Mucuna has been used in the East Indian medical system of Ayurveda therapeutically for many generations to balance the reproductive and nervous systems of the body because of its amino acid - L-dopa content. This amazing natural substance might help your body adapt to stress and to exert a normalising effect upon bodily processes. As a super herb with multi application is also known to be helpful for restful sleep, restlessness relief, eliminating addictive cravings, supporting normal brain function, calming the nerves and uplifting the mood. Mucuna Pruriens has 3 major uses: food, feed (forage and seeds) and environmental services. The young leaves, pods and seeds are edible and used in several food specialties including "tempeh", a fermented paste made of boiled seeds, originally from Indonesia. In Central America Mucuna is also used as a coffee substitute, you could do that or add this to a smoothie. Mucuna contains small amounts of both Serotonin and one of Ancient Purity’s favourites, 5 HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan). It serves as a good food source too because it's high in minerals, crude protein, essential amino acids, starch, and vital fatty acids. 

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Many people call it Velvet bean, Mucuna Pruriens is a leguminous vine. It is annual or sometimes short-lived perennial. Mucuna Pruriens is vigorous, trailing or climbing, up to 6-18 metres long. It has a taproot with numerous, 7-10 metres long, lateral roots. The stems are slender and slightly pubescent .The leaves are generally slightly pubescent, alternate, trifoliolate with rhomboid ovate, 5-15 centimetres long x 3-12 centimetres broad, leaflets. The inflorescence is a drooping axillary raceme that bears many white to dark purple flowers. After flower pollination, velvet bean produces clusters of 10 to 14 pods. They are stout, curved, 10-12.5 cm long, with between two and six seeds, covered with greyish-white or orange hairs that may cause irritation to the skin. The Mucuna Pruriens seeds are variable in colour, ranging from glossy black to white or brownish with black mottling. Seeds are oblong ellipsoid, 1.2 to 1.5 centimetres long, 1 centimetre broad and 0.5 centimetres thick.

Light up your Health with Mucuna Pruriens

Widely known as “velvet bean,” Mucuna has been used in the East Indian medical system of Ayurveda therapeutically for many generations to balance the reproductive and nervous systems of the body because of its L-dopa content. This amazing natural substance might help your body adapt to stress and to exert a normalising effect upon bodily processes. This super herb is also known to be helpful for restful sleep, restlessness relief, eliminating addictive drug cravings, increasing brain power, calming the nerves and uplifting the mood.

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Mucuna Pruriens is particularly beneficial to brain health as well. The herb’s primary compound, levadopa is a precursor to noradrenaline, adrenaline and dopamine. Whilst dopamine is by most people associated with enjoyment and pleasure, it actually plays a vital role in muscle control. L-dopa is synthesised in the brain into dopamine, and is many times used as a treatment in Parkinson’s. By raising low levels of dopamine, this master herb might have a positive effect on attention span, motivation, relaxation as well as general mental well-being.

Mucuna Promotes the "Feel Good" Hormone

Mucuna and Dopamine benefits

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ucuna Powder significantly enhanced testosterone, dopamine, luteinising hormone, adrenaline and noradrenaline levels in infertile males. Additionally, sperm motility and sperm count were “drastically recovered” in the infertile participants after treatment. Low libido and sexual dysfunction can often be an issue for males having diabetes. A research published in 2012 investigated the effects of Mucuna Pruriens on men’s sexual behaviour and sperm parameters in long-duration high blood glucose in male rats.

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  • Mucuna Kapikacchu 100% natural.
  • Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals. Non-irradiated and GMO-free.

The powder can be mixed with water or juices and blended into smoothies, tonic elixirs and herbal tea preparations.  
Historically, Mucuna pruriens benefits have also been used as an ingredient with cacao, or raw chocolate, in the Amazon for over 2,000 years.  It adds a nice calming balance to the theobromine and caffeine in cacao for some people who are sensitive to it.

Mucuna powder has also been stirred into hot water for use as a coffee substitute that natural energizes the body as opposed to overly stimulating it. The Ayurvedic properties of mucuna are sweet, bitter and hot. We like to mix it in water and drink it in the morning before meals, which is a great way to consume any micro-nutrient. 

Mucuna use: 
Begin by taking smaller amounts (preferably before meals) 1/4 - 1/2  teaspoon, eventually building up to 1 teaspoon or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.  

Low: 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon 1 - 3 x daily
High: 1 tsp - 1 tbsp  1 - 3 x daily.

Warning: Avoid contact with eyes and nose. Will cause itching.

Precautions: There are no established side effects from using mucuna extracts and it is considered safe to use for most people. It should generally be avoided by pregnant or breastfeeding women.  Consult your health care practitioner if taking any medications or Parkinson specific drugs.

Ancient Purity Mucuna Powder is a potent herbal ally with the power to dial into your nervous system’s inherent capacity to produce feelings of satisfaction. Making your own Mucuna concentrate is a fantastic way to have a digestion-promoting drink around all the time. Not only does the warming, smoky, sophisticated blend of spices promote healthy agni, or digestive fire, but dandelion, chicory root, and cacao are all sources of prebiotics, which feed the gut with healthy bacteria.

Happy Ayurvedic Mucuna Concentrate

Ingredients (4 cups)

• 2 tablespoons tulsi powder.

• 1 ½ tablespoons Ancient Purity Dandelion Root.

• 2 cinnamon sticks.

• 1 tablespoon Ancient Purity Cacao Beans.

• 1 tablespoon green cardamom pods.

• 1 tablespoon Ancient Purity Mucuna Pruriens Powder.

• ½ tablespoon ground ginger.

• ½ tablespoon roasted chicory root.

• 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg.

• 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns.

• 1 teaspoon Ancient Purity Dried Pomegranate Seeds.

• 1 teaspoon whole cloves.

• ½ teaspoon liquorice powder.

• 3 star anise. 

• Optional - Raw Forest Honey (available @Ancient Purity)

• Almond milk, to serve.

Preparation

• Combine all ingredients (except the Raw Honey and almond milk) in a bowl, taking your time to smell and handle each one, and adjusting according to your taste.

• Bring 6 cups of filtered water to a boil in a large pot.

• Add all of the ingredients, reduce the heat to low to maintain a simmer, and loosely cover the pot.

• Let the tea decoct for about 20 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced to 4 cups.

• Remove from heat and let cool, then strain the tea into a large jar.

• Taste the tea to see if you would like to add some Wild Forest Honey or other natural sweetener such as Ancient Purity Bush Apple Syrup then stir it in while the tea is warm.

• To serve as a latte, warm equal amounts of tea and milk in a small pot.

• Blitz with an electric frother or whisk vigorously to create a bit of foam.

• Next, pour into your favourite mug.

• Store the concentrate in a jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

• Shake well before drinking.

Hot Chocolate Mucuna

A potent, mood elevating elixir, this hot chocolate is made with Ancient Purity Raw Cacao and Ancient Purity Mucuna Pruriens Powder. Raw Cacao is well recognised as a mood-boosting food due to the feel good phytonutrients and, even better, it’s a medicine delivery system which means that anything you combine with it is driven deeper into the body. In this case it’s Mucuna, affectionately known as ‘Mucuna Matata’ (means ‘no worries’ for the rest of your days). This potent plant boosts dopamine in the system and is an effective antidepressant!

Ingredients (2 Servings)

• 2 cups plant-based milk.

• ⅓ cup coconut milk or coconut cream.

• 4 teaspoons Ancient Purity Mucuna Powder.

• ⅓ cup Ancient Purity Raw Cacao Powder.

• 2 tablespoons cacao butter.

• 1 tablespoon nut butter (cashew, hazelnut or almond).

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or powder.

• pinch of Ancient Purity Celtic Sea Salt.

• liquid sweetener such as Ancient Purity Kakadu Plum Syrup.

Preparation

• Gently heat all of the ingredients over low heat for about 5 minutes.

• Stir with a whisk once or twice to combine while it's warming up, or use a blender.

• When it's ready, pour into mugs.

• Serve with extra coconut cream, a dusting of Ancient Purity Cacao Powder and cinnamon.

Happy Mucuna Chai Concentrate

Making your own chai concentrate is a fantastic way to have a digestion-promoting drink around all the time. Not only does the warming, smoky, sophisticated blend of spices promote healthy agni, or digestive fire, but dandelion, chicory root, and cacao are all sources of prebiotics, which feed the gut with healthy bacteria. There may be a lot of ingredients here, but that’s half the fun as getting to smell, feel, and play with your food like you did as a kid connects you to the essential medicine of these herbs and spices. As you deepen your relationship with them through your senses and attention, you’ll find yourself falling in love with just the right blend of ingredients to meet your exact tastes. Try to find that at Starbucks!

Ingredients (4 Servings)

• 2 tablespoons tulsi powder.

• 1.5 tablespoons Ancient Purity Dandelion Root Powder.

• 2 cinnamon sticks.

• 1 tablespoon cacao nibs.

• 1 tablespoon green cardamom pods.

• 1 tablespoon Ancient Purity Mucuna Powder.

• ½ tablespoon ground ginger.

• ½ tablespoon roasted chicory root.

• 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg.

• 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns.

• 1 teaspoon fennel seeds.

• 1 teaspoon whole cloves.

• ½ teaspoon liquorice powder

• 3 star anise.

Raw Tropical Forest Honey (optional)

• Milk or plant milk, to serve.

Preparation

• Combine all ingredients (except the honey and milk) in a bowl, taking your time to smell and handle each one, and adjusting according to your taste.

• Bring 6 cups of filtered water to a boil in a large pot.

• Add all of the ingredients, reduce the heat to low to maintain a simmer, and loosely cover the pot.

• Let the tea decoct for about 20 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced to 4 cups.

• Remove from heat and let cool, then strain the tea into a large jar.

• Taste the tea to see if you would like to add some honey or other sweetener, then stir it in while the tea is warm.

• To serve as a latte, warm equal amounts of tea and milk in a small pot.

• Whisk vigorously to create a bit of foam and then pour into your favourite mug.

• Store the concentrate in a jar in the refrigerator for up to three days.

• Shake well before drinking.

  • Brand: Ancient Purity.
  • Size: 325g.
  • Origin: India.
  • Container: Kraft Paper Pouch.
  • Storage: Store in a cool dry place, keep out of reach of children. 
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase: 2 years.

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