What is Mucuna
What is Mucuna Pruriens, L Dopa Libido support herb
By Veena Deo
This article discusses as to what is Mucuna. It is an excellent herb that contains L-Dopa which helps people with libido, sexual stamina and more.
In Ayurveda, the herbs which have found acceptance all over the world for their aphrodisiac action are mentioned. Aphrodisiac means an agent that stimulates sexual excitement. Herbs can act as a sexual vitalizer for both men & women in a holistic way. Aphrodisiac herbs and herbal supplements help to maintain a healthy balance in the sexuality of individuals.
As age advances, stress, strain, unhealthy life style, affect an individual’s stamina and libido. To overcome these problems nature offers an herb known as Mucuna pruriens. From ancient time this herb has been used to enhance sexual performance.
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Mucuna Pruriens extract contains L-Dopa which is an amino-acid. The laboratory form of dopa that is obtained from broad beans, stimulates the production of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is an essential component of our body. It is a decarboxylated form of dopa and works as a neurotransmitter in the brain and works as an intermediate, in the biosynthesis of epinephrine.
L-dopa contains natural secretagogues or substances that stimulates secreation, which may supports the body’s ability to stimulate the natural release of growth hormones. The increased dopamine levels also optimize the production of other hormones, including testosterone. Testosterone is a male hormone produced by testes and is responsible for inducing and maintaining male secondary sex drive. Mucuna pruriens extract is useful for both men and women to increase libido and is beneficial for stimulating muscle growth.
What is Mucuna useful for-
Aphrodisiac study done at college of Pharmaceuticals Sciences Manipal –
Results have shown that Mucuna Pruriens extract increased the sexual activity of male albino rats considerably by stimulating testosterone level. The research also shows that sexually active animals had increased sexual desire and improved sexual performance after 21 to 28 days.
L dopa based tonic from seeds of Mucuna pruriens is one of the best aphrodisiac. It increases testosterone production. Libido is clearly linked to levels of sex hormones, particularly testosterone, (e.g. post menopausal women or men over 60). Ref. 1. R. Shabsigh (1997). The effect of testosterone on the caverrous tissue & erectile function – world J. Urol 15 (1): 21 doi:10.1007IBFO1275152. PMID 9066090.
Testosterone is useful for libido potency, sexual performance and orgasmic response in both men and women.
Dopamine helps disable Prolactin, which interfers with healthy aphrodisiac function. Mucuna pruriens extract gives a sense of well-being and acts as mood elevator.
The chemical composition of nutritional characteristics of the seed of Mucuna pruriens were investigated by Siddhauraju P et.al at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, (1996).
Damodaran & Ramaswamy 1937, have reported isolation of L-dopa from the seeds in a yield of 1-5 percent. Ref: Biochem J, 31, 2149.
In Ayurveda Mucuna Pruriens seeds are used extensively in combination with other tonic herbs for the management of various sexual disorders, debility and for improving libido & sexual performance and is considered as a great aphrodisiac.
Mechanism of action of seeds of Mucuna pruriens was established by Amin et. al at the department of pharmacology, Aligarh, Muslim University, Aligarh (1993).
The herbal extract of L Dopa was found useful for improving case of depressed libido & potency of both organic and psychogenic origin & management of premature ejaculation. (Fitoterapia 1996, 67 (1) 53-58).
Research – Effect of Mucuna pruriens on semen profile and biochemical parameters in seminal plasma of infertile men .--by Ahmad MK, Mahadi AA, Shukla KK, Islam N, Jaiswar S.P. Ahmads.
Treatment with Mucuna pruriens extract increased sperm count and motality in all the infertile study groups. (Relevant lines extracted from conclusion).
Products that contains Mucuna Pruriens L Dopa extract along with major ingredients like Withania, Bombax Malbarium, Shilajit act as aphrodisiacs and powerful vitality booster. These herbs rejuvenate the body system and awaken ones innermost sensory points to take that person to a higher state of arousal and desire. These herbs are effective in the treatment of low libido and help to enhance sexual performance and to increase energy levels.
I hope I was able to answer as to what is Mucuna, and its benefits for increased sexual desire and libido in men.
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Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided and on supplements above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advise. This information is provided for educational purposes only. For questions email at firstname.lastname@example.org