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Organic Traditions - Kapikacchu Powder (Pre-Order)
Velvet Beans and Mucuna Powder

Organic Traditions - Kapikacchu Powder (Pre-Order)

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Info: 200 g (7 oz) Resealable Bag

This product is temporarily unavailable but expected to return in mid-December. You can pre-order now to be included in the first shipments, but exact dates are not currently known.

Mucuna pruriens is an adaptogen long valued in traditional Ayurvedic medical practice, where is it called Kapikacchhu. As nutritional support, mucuna (also known as velvet bean) powder can encourage production of dopamine in the brain and thereby affect overall mood and mental health since it has its chemical precursor, L-dopa, as an active ingredient.

Info: 200 g (7 oz) Resealable Bag

This product is temporarily unavailable but expected to return in mid-December. You can pre-order now to be included in the first shipments, but exact dates are not currently known.

Mucuna pruriens is an adaptogen long valued in traditional Ayurvedic medical practice, where is it called Kapikacchhu. As nutritional support, mucuna (also known as velvet bean) powder can encourage production of dopamine in the brain and thereby affect overall mood and mental health since it has its chemical precursor, L-dopa, as an active ingredient.

Product Notes:

Sustainably Grown & Harvested * Eco-Cert * USDA Organic Velvet Bean

Formally known as Mucuna pruriens, and also referred to as velvet bean, kuanch, or cowhage, Mucuna is a tropical vine that produces pods containing numerous seeds. These precious seeds are an excellent source of the amino acid levodopa (L-dopa), which also functions as the precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine in our brains. Low dopamine levels can affect 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.

In Ayurvedic medicine, Kapikacchu is traditionally used to support the brain and nervous system, and as a means of helping the body cope with stress. It has rich antioxidant benefits, and is also used in Ayurveda as nutritional support for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Further, some have found velvet bean to be helpful in matters of sexual health, using it as an aphrodisiac for increasing libido (in both men and women), sexual function, and sperm count.

Kapikacchu is also sometimes spelled as 'Kapikachhu'. Latest packaging may look slightly different than shown.

Ingredients:

Certified Organic Kapikacchu Powder (Mucuna pruriens)

No added flavours, fillers, preservatives, additives, sweeteners, carriers, stabilizers or excipients.

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 ounces 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 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.

Add to any porridge, cereal, herbal tea or raw dessert.

Refrigeration not required. Store in a cool, dry, dark place.

Warnings:

Allergen Information: Produced in a facility that packages tree nuts (Almonds, Hazelnuts and Cashews). The facility is dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and peanut free.

Supporting Science:

"The Magic Velvet Bean of Mucuna pruriens." Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 2012 Oct-Dec.

UPC / Barcode: 627733004701