Kapikachhu : Benefits, Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Price

What is Kapikachhu?

  • Kapikacchu (Mucuna pruriens) has been used as an Ayurvedic medicine for ages.
  • It is also known as Mucuna, Atmagupta, and Cowhage.
  • It is available in a powdered herbal formula

Kapikacchu Price

Specifics Kapikachhu Price
Himalaya Kapikachhu Wellness for Unisex – 60 capsules Rs 169
Morpheme Remedies Mucuna Pruriens Kapikachhu 500 mg – 60 Veg Capsules Rs 449

Benefits and Uses of Kapikacchu

  1. It helps in treating low libido, premature ejaculation, impotence and other sexual dysfunctions
  2. It helps in the treatment of Parkison’s Disease
  3. Useful in sleep-related disorders like insomnia
  4. It increases the dopamine levels in the body naturally
  5. Works well for doshic effects; Reduces Vata and increases Pitta and Kapha
  6. Helps in treating paralysis, depression, spasms and other disorders
  7. Helps to overcome alcohol and drug addictions
  8. Help to tighten vaginal muscles
  9. Promotes sharper memory, focus, and concentration

How to Consume Kapikacchu

  1. To enhance muscle power

Combine Kapikacchu with Ashwagandha and Bala in equal parts. Consume ½ tsp thrice daily. This increases muscle strength and mass.

2. For Parkinson’s Disease, Depression, Nervous System Disorders, Vata imbalances

Combine Kapikacchu, Shankapushpi, Ashwagandha, and Gokshura in equal parts. Consume ½ tsp, thrice daily after meals.

3. Asthma

Mix ¼ tsp of Kapikacchu with ¼ tsp of Trikatu Churna. To bring rest to chronic asthmatic issues, consume thrice daily.

  • For most other uses

    • If you consume powder, take 6-8 g daily
    • If you consume seed extract, take 250-500 mg once or twice daily after meals
    • If you consume a decoction, take 5-15 ml in divided doses, once or twice a day
Also Read - Laxmi Vilas Ras Dosage

Side effects of Kapikacchu

  • May cause inflammation or constipation in some patients
  • Since it has high L Dopa content, it must always be taken under strict medical supervision
  • Avoid if pregnant or lactating
  • Should be given to children only if recommended by a doctor and in prescribed doses
  • May leave you feeling nauseated and bloated
  • Although, quite rare but it may also lead to vomiting, insomnia and abnormal body movements.
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