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Mucuna pruriens | extract | Velvet bean L-dopa | Levodopa 21,4%


Family: Fabaceae

Genus: Mucuna 

Species: M. pruriens

Origin: India

Common Names: Velvet Bean, Cowitch, Werepe, Karara, Agbara, Cowage, Lacuna bean, Lyon bean, Donkey eye, Buffalo beans, Monkey tamarind, Carpogon capitatus etc.



Mucuna pruriens

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, Mucuna pruriens is said to have many traditional  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.


Our products are not certified by the FDA neither Health Canada for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. Our products are not sold and intended for human consumption. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. Wakingherbs.com, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.


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