Morpheme Mucuna Pruriens (Kapikachhu)
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Mucuna Pruriens is an excellent herbal product with well-established aphrodisiac properties .Usually, female infertility is in focus, when a woman fails to conceive. However, in more than half of the cases it is found that male infertility hinders conception.
How to use?
Morpheme Kapikachhu capsules is an easy way to take the herb. It is especially useful for those, who frequently travel. Typically, 1 – 2 capsules are recommended for adults, which can be taken once or twice every day.
How Mucuna Pruriens Is Useful?
Mucuna Pruriens is a well-known Ayurvedic herb. Nutritional analysis reveals that it contains crude lipid (6 -7 %), crude protein (20-29%), total dietary fiber (8-10%), carbohydrates (50-60%) and ash (3%). The seed includes many other compounds including alkaloids. Studies conducted on rats revealed that the herbal supplement has an impact on the dopamine content of the brain (in the cortex region).
Mucuna pruriens contains a substance called L-Dopa, which is the antecedent to dopamine. A study was conducted to investigate the consequences of the extract on the potency, libido and general mating behavior of male Wister albino-rats. The effects were compared with sildenafil citrate, a standard reference drug.
The results showed that Mucuna Pruriens seed extract produced a sustained and significant increase in the sexual-activity of the male rats. The significant aphrodisiac activity of the herbal extract vindicates the role of the herb in improving sexual function.
The effects of Mucuna Pruriens on Parkinson’s disease
Ayurvedic physicians have been using the powdered seed of Mucuna Pruriens since ancient times for improving the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Research has proved that the powder of this herb has anti-Parkinson as well as neroprotective effects in animals. In one of the studies, two different dosage of the herb mucuna pruriens protected genomic DNA and plasmid DNA against levodopa & divalent copper-induced DNA strand-scission.
A pharmacological and double-blind clinical study was conducted in 2004 by ‘Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry’. Eight patients with Parkinson’s disease were given single doses of L-dopa/carbidopa (200/50 mg) and Mucuna Pruriens (15-30 mg) preparation in a random order at weekly-intervals. The preparation of mucuna led to a significantly faster inception of effect as compared to L-dopa/carbidopa and reflected shorter latencies to max out L-dopa plasma concentrations. There were no significant differences in tolerability and dyskinesias. This study suggests that the natural L-dopa may have considerable advantages over the traditional L-dopa formulation in the long-term management of the disease.
Do all the patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease benefit from Morpheme Mucuna Pruriens capsules?
There is evidence to prove that this herbal product help in bringing significant improvement in people suffering from Parkinson’s disease, when the product is taken in the recommended dosage.
Are the ingredients used in Morpheme Mucuna Pruriens organic?
Morpheme Mucuna Pruriens is a product that contains pure, natural and organic herb. The product is free from toxic residues and harmful chemical pesticides. Hence, it promotes health and ensures quick healing.
How long it takes to see the results?
Although the result may vary from one person to another, noticeable and significant effects of the product is usually seen after 4 – 6 weeks. To get best results, you need to consume the capsules regularly.
IngredientsServing size: 1 Vegi caps Servings per container: 60 Each 500 mg capsule contains: Kapikachhu Each Bottle Contains: 60 Vegi Caps Suggested Usage: 1 Capsule twice daily after meals.
|Serving Size: 1 Veg Capsule||
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
|Mucuna pruriens (Kapikachhu) (Seed) Extract L Dopa>8%||500mg.||**|
|** Daily value not established|
What causes male infertility?
Fertility in men is primarily determined by the quality, quantity and motility of the sperms.A fertile male should have more than 39 million sperms in the semen. A normal sperm features an oval head and a long tail. Fertility problems do not arise if more than four percent of the sperms in the semen have a normal structure and shape. You might experience fertility problems if less than 40 percent of the sperms are motile.
Fertility problems in men are triggered by hormonal imbalance, unhealthy lifestyle, emotional disorders or physical problems.
Infertility occurs when the endocrine system fails to perform its normal function, leading to hormonal imbalance. Disruption in testosterone secretion is usually linked to low sperm count and poor libido. Hormonal imbalance develops if the pituitary gland fails to produce sufficient luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). These hormones stimulate the testes to perform their testosterone and sperm producing functions.
Production of certain chemical compounds and hormones might interfere with the normal activities of the male sex hormones. In about 10 to 40% cases of male infertility, excess prolactin secretion is responsible for low sperm production and poor libido. Low libido might even occur if the thyroid gland fails to produce sufficient thyroid hormone.Hypothyroidism, triggered by underactive thyroid gland, reduces testicular function and reduces the quality of the sperm.
Sexual dysfunction might reduce fertility. Erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorders and low libido are common sexual dysfunctions that might affect men at any age.
Inability to attain or maintain penile erection inhibits intercourse. Although underlying health disorders or chronic ailments account for the majority of cases of impotency, one should not overlook the role of emotional stress in erectile dysfunction. Even few episodes of erection failure might trigger stress, anxiety and depression, which would further worsen the sexual problem. Moreover, elevated level of the stress hormone might interfere with the activities of the hormones needed for maintaining sperm production.
Physical problems might affect the sperm production process or obstruct the movement of the sperms from the testes to the penis. Almost 40% male infertility cases are attributable to varicocele, a condition characterized by enlargement of veins that transport blood away from the testicles. Varicocele might reduce sperm production and cause abnormal changes in the parameters of the sperms.
Infertility develops if the sperms fail to reach the penis. It occurs if the sperm duct is damaged. Genetics might be responsible for this condition. In some cases, sexually transmitted diseases or tuberculosis might damage the sperm ducts. The sperm count and motility might be affected by infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, mumps, influenza, typhoid, small pox and sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia and syphilis.
In 15 psychiatric patients, Mucuna pruriens 15 gm of crude seed powder was found to drastically inhibit the prolactin response to chlorpromazine injection, as effectively as 0.5 g of L-dopa). No side or harmful effects were observed in those patients ( Vaidya, R. A., Neurology (India), 1978, 26, 177) .
60 patients with Parkinson's disease were given Mucuna pruriens in an open study for twelve weeks. Statistically significant reductions in Hoehn and Unified Parkinson's disease rating scale scores were seen when the herb was taken continuously for twelve weeks ( Manyam B.V. 1995, J. Altern. Completment Med. Fall. 1(3): 249-255.)
The therapeutic benefits of the seeds of the Mucuna pruriens plant, which are widely recommended by the Eastern Indian ethno therapeutics for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease, are primarily attributed to L-DOPA, a major bioactive constituent. Following validation of the intrastraital 6-OHDA injection with amphetamine in the parkinsonian mice model, the animals were fed synthetic L-DOPA (125 or 250 mg/kg) or Mucuna pruriens endocarp (MPE, 2.5 or 5.0 g/kg) mixed with mice chow (n =6, for each dose and drug). Controls received no drug. An additional dose of L-DOPA or MPE in the same doses plus carbidopa (50 mg/kg) were administered via gavage (controls received only carbidopa 50 mg/kg) an hour prior to testing with rotometer. Contralateral rotation (to the side of the 6-OHDA lesion) (CLR) was recorded for 240 minutes as a measure of anti-Parkinson activity. Results showed that dose for dose, MPE showed twice the anti-Parkinson action compared with synthetic L-DOPA in inducing CLR in the Parkinson animal model. This study suggests that MPE may contain unidentified anti-Parkinson compounds in addition to L-DOPA, or it may have adjuvants that enhance the efficacy of L-DOPA ( Mucuna pruriens proves more effective than L-DOPA in Parkinson's disease animal model Ghazala Hussian, Bala V. Manyam *Department of Neurology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, PO Box 19230, Springfield, Illinois, USA .)
Mucuna pruriens Linn. (Fabaceae), commonly known as cowhage plant or kapi- kacho or kevach in Hindi, is the most popular drug in the Ayurvedic system of medicine (Chopra, R. N., Nayar, S. L. and Chopra, I. C., Indian Medicinal Plants, CSIR,New Delhi, 1956)
Its different preparations (from the seeds) are used for the management of several free radical-mediated diseases such as ageing, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, atherosclerosis, male infertility and nervous disorders. It is also used as an aphrodisiac and in the management of Parkinsonism, as it is good source of L dopa (Vaidya, R. A., Allorkar, S. D., Seth, A. R. and Panday, S. K., Neurology, 1978, 26, 179–186) The seeds of Mucuna pruriens show hypoglycemic, hypocholesterolemic acti- vity in experimental rats (Pant, M. C., Uddin, I., Bhardwaj, U. R. and Tewari, R. D., Indian J. Med. Res.,1968, 56, 1808)
Other parts of this plant are also in medicinal use, e.g. trichomes of pods are used for de-worming, decoction of root in delirium, root powder as a diuretic and anti-inflammatory agent. Similarly, the paste of fresh root is recommended for reducing lymphoedema.