It is recognized as an aphrodisiac in Ayurveda and helps increase testosterone levels, leading to deposition of protein in the muscles and increased muscle mass and strength. Kaunch seeds mucuna has been used as an aphrodisiac, it is used to increase libido in both men and women, and help in erectile dysfunction. It also helps in impotency.
Nervous System Disorders:
It is used as a nervine tonic for nervous system disorders. Because of the high concentration of L-dopa in the seeds. It has been studied for its possible use in Parkinson’s disease. It was found to slow the progression of Parkinson’s symptoms (such as tremors, rigidity, slurring, drooling, and imbalance), and to have none of the side effects of the current pharmaceutical L-dopa.
Reduction of cholesterol and blood sugar :
Research shows mucuna extract is beneficial for reducing cholesterol , lowering blood sugar levels and enhancing mental alertness all without stimulating the central nervous system.