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cowhage,

n Latin name:
Mucuna pruriens; parts used: seeds, roots, legumes; uses: in Ayurveda, considered a rasayana (sweet, bitter, heavy, oily), anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, seeds: nervine, abortifacient, root: diuretic, kidney stones, coughs, Parkinson's disease; precautions: irritant, inflammation, use as vermifuge is dangerous. Also called
atmagupta, cowitch, kavach, or
vanari.
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