We offer Mucuna Pruriens as beans and as extracts from India. The extract is a 10:1, so 1 gr of extract equals 10 gr of beans. The L-Dopa (Levodopa) concentration in this extract is 21.4% according to a lab test we did.
Also available are a 60% extract with 15% L-Dopa and a Pharma extract of 99% L- Dopa.
Mucuna Pruriens; is also known as – Carpogon capitatus, Velvet Bean, Cowitch, Werepe, Karara, Agbara, cowage, lacuna bean, lyon bean, Donkey eye, Buffalo beans, monkey tamarind, etc. It’s an annual climbing shrub that causes extreme itchiness on contact, especially the new foliage and the seed pods.
Its long vines can reach as higher as 15 mt., and more. New plants may have the same height as the older ones. You can easily differentiate between the two as the young ones usually have a layer of fuzzy hairs around while the old one doesn’t.
Besides, it is said to have many traditional and medicinal properties. And our ancestors used it to treat diseases like – abdominal pain, cholera, diabetes, infertility, Parkinson’s disease; scorpion bites, snakebites, and toothache.
Researchers have shown that it contains L-DOPA (Levodopa), which is imperative for Parkinson medication.