In Ayurvedic medicine, Mucuna-Kapikacchu is used to support the brain and nervous systems as a means of aiding the body cope with stress. Mucuna pruriens, also referred to as the velvet bean or cowhage, is a tropical vine that produces pods in which rest numerous seeds. These precious seeds are an excellent source of the amino acid L-dopa (levodopa); L-dopa is a precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine. Low dopamine levels in your brain can have an effect on your mood, alertness, sleep, memory, as well as sexual and muscle functions. Therefore, by consuming foods that are high in L-dopa, such as Mucuna-Kapikacchu powder, you may be able to enhance your body's natural dopamine production
Suggested Usage: Take 1 teaspoon as a tonic once or twice daily. Add powder to water, coconut water, juice, or smoothies. Traditional Ayurveda suggests taking 1 teaspoon twice daily in warm water or warm milk as a supportive tonic.
You can make a tea-like infusion by adding 1 teaspoon to 6 to 8 oz of hot water or almond milk. Let it sit for 10 minutes to allow the compounds to be released. Add some honey or 1 teaspoon of Organic Traditions' Yacon Syrup or Coconut Palm Sugar to add a touch of sweetness.
Kapikacchu is often added to Rice dishes as an herbal food in traditional applications. Combine the powder with one portion of Organic Traditions' Sprouted Risotto mix or Sprouted Quinoa for added benefits.
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