Kapikachhu or Mucuna Pruriens is an annual, climbing shrub with long vines that can reach over fifteen meter in length. The herb’s home is found in tropical forests of India, Africa and the Caribbean. The herb bears white, lavender, or purple flowers. Kapikachhu is notorious for the itchiness it produces on contact and is famous for its medicinal properties. The herb is known to offer numerous benefits which are considered absolutely safe and highly effective.

Kapikachhu is part of traditional Indian herbal medicine system and is extensively used to boost fertility in males. It also possesses properties of an aphrodisiac and has capabilities to improve the quality and quantity of sperm count in men. It does so by inhibiting lipid peroxidation, elevating spermatogenesis and improving the bio chemical parameters in seminal plasma by restoring the levels of lipids, Vitamin A, C and E and fructose. It is also known to increase libido and reduce day-to-day stress. Regular use of Kapikachhu can enhance and catalyze the production of testosterone, thereby enabling quick sexual arousal and better sexual stamina. It can also stimulate the endocrine system and regulate the production of hormones in the body and is also considered very beneficial in supporting a female in regularizing her ovarian cycle. It helps in overcoming male and female sterility and helps in continuation of progeny. Researchers at the Department of Biochemistry at Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, India found that Kapikachhu also supports the normal function of male reproductive system and particularly supports normal levels of male fertility.

According to Ayurveda, Kapikachhu also serves as an effective nervine tonic. Its seeds are known to contain levodopa or L-dopa, which is a neurotransmitter precursor and an effective drug for treating Parkinson’s disease. It stimulates the brains fabrication of dopamine, boosts up the mood, sexuality and co-ordination. Dopamine also encourages the release of HGH (human growth hormone) from the pituitary gland, which aids the body in building lean muscle and break down fat. It is also used by many athletes and professional bodybuilders to get high levels of testosterone and reduce the amount of fat. The herb is also an effective antioxidant and helps flush out free radicals from the body. For the same reason, it also considered by many people trying to lose weight.