Mucuna Benefits and Side Effects


Mucuna pruriens (cowhage), is a flowering vine in the legume family native to India. Its seeds include the alkaloids, mucunine, mucunadine, mucunadinine, and prurienidine, outside ß-sitosterol, lecithin, glutathione, gallic acid and vernolic acid. They posses a number of other bioactive substances, including tryptamine, steroids, alkylamines, cardenolides, coumarins and substances like zinc, iron magnesium and manganese. […]