Mucuna is a revered herb of India, where it is known as velvet bean. It has been known to have potent libido and mood-enhancing properties due to its effect on dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, which, like serotonin, regulates mood. Mucuna has traditionally been used to support seizure and nerve-related ailments and may be effective in treating depression and low libido. In modern times it has been used as a supplement to re-balance brain chemistry after indulging in alcohol and other drugs.
Content: Mucuna (Mucuna Pruriens) powder
Preparation: 1-2 tsp mixed into a paste with honey, then added to 1 cup of hot water. Add to any drink, including smoothies.
Other Names: Mucuna Pruriens, Velvet bean
Grown in: India
Organic Status: Australian certified before repackaging
Plant Parts: Seeds
Packaging: Home compostable, reusable zip lock pouch
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