Velvet bean, scientific name mucuna pruriens, is one of the Fabaceae or Leguminosae family tree. It is a legume native to tropical Africa and Asia. The seeds of mucuna pruriens contain the amino acid L-dopa, a precursor of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is important in many physiological processes since it helps to regulate mood, movement and the sphere of sexuality. You can take velvet bean in the form of dry extract of seeds, 10-50% L-Dopa, 1 -2 capsules daily in the morning with a glass of water for at least one month. The dry extract can be found in chemist’s shops. It helps to fight fatigue and listlessness typical of seasonal changes, the first warm, gives physical and mental readiness and improves mental activity, by protecting the brain and stimulating its activity. Mucuna has also a role in preventing insomnia, in addition to this it has also aphrodisiac properties. Avoid mucuna pruriens if you have liver problems, if you suffer from heart diseases or during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Counteracts fatigue and listlessness, improves brain activity by stimulating brain function, improves the quality of sleep and fights insomnia, aphrodisiac properties.