SARVODAYA Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
Botanical Name Common Name Sanskrit Name
Mucuna Pruriens Kauncha Khaj Kuhili Kewach Kaunch

In Ayurveda, the seeds of Mucuna Pruriens are used as a tonic for male virility. The pods are anthelmintic and the root powder a laxative. The powder of its seeds has been tried in Parkinson's disease with positive results. The roots are an effective tonic, stimulant, purgative and emmenagogue. These are used for diseases of the nervous system, kidney troubles and dropsy.

An ointment prepared from the roots is applied for elephantiasis. The seeds of this herb are astringent and a tonic. These possess slight insecticidal activity. The leaves of the Mucuna Pruriens are applied to ulcers.