Mucuna pruriens


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Mucuna pruriens

A leafy vine, the legumes from which are regarded as an aphrodisiac and used in soups or ground into flour. It is said to boost sex drive and reduce premature ejaculation; it has also been used for prophylactic management of snakebites, as an antidepressant and to stimulate lucid dreaming.
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Mucuna pruriens produced a yield of 5.2 g of extract per 10 g of seed powder.
In vitro ruminal fluid fermentability of Mucuna pruriens, Mucuna l-dopa and soybean meal incubated with or without l-dopa.
Interestingly, the administration of Mucuna pruriens preceding 6-OHDA intoxication was more efficient than levodopa in controlling motor symptoms, since it restored dopamine and norepinephrine levels in the nigrostriatal track exhibiting a neuroprotective effect [158].
Myristica fragrans, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, and Mucuna pruriens, are among the vital components of herbal medicines used for the treatment of different diseases, including male sexual disorders.
Roots of four month-old seedlings of Mucuna pruriens, a leguminous species which forms nitrogen-fixing and AM symbioses, were collected from the Embrapa experimental field of food crops (Fazendinha) in Seropedica, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.
In addition, the herbs Eurycoma Longfolia Jack and Mucuna Pruriens contained in the product, which are alleged to be testosterone GnRH release triggers and inhibitors of prolactin and cortisol, will also help synergize the activation of the HPG axis.
Becker, "Studies on antioxidant activities of mucuna seed (Mucuna pruriens var utilis) extract and various non-protein amino/imino acids through in vitro models," Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, vol.
Abiola had extracted a new kind of alkaloid from glandular trichomes on leaves of Mucuna pruriens [18].