Mucuna Pruriens Extract as a Libido Enhancer

For centuries, people from everywhere in the world have believed in the aphrodisiac powers of certain plants, places, and objects. Many were just given their status due to the shape they seemed to have, or events that mythically occurred on a spot; however, certain plants have been found to indeed have these legendary properties. Libido enhancers act on the nervous system, modifying the production of certain neurotransmitters or the amount of sexual hormones in the bloodstream (they work mainly on men because testosterone is the hormone that is most commonly increased)[1]. One of these effective plants is the mucuna pruriens commonly known as Velvet bean, Cowhage, Cowitch, Atmagupta, Picapica, Juckbohne, Kapikachu, or Yerepe. Its libido enhancing properties have been known for ages, Yunani and Ayurveda medicine have long included the plant in their lists of remedies against erectile dysfunction.

Mucuna Pruriens Extract Origins

Mucuna Pruriens is a tropical annual plant that’s found in Africa, India, and the Caribbean. When it’s young it’s covered with tiny hairs that make it extremely itchy on contact (itch powder is sometimes made from this plant) but once its matured the hairs disappear. The beans are used as a substitute for coffee and it’s in that form that the benefits are enjoyed, although it can now be found in capsules.[2]

As a Libido Enhancer

The reason why mucuna pruriens exract works as a libido enhancer is that it contains components that increase the levels of testosterone and trigger sexual desire. It also, contains antioxidants, which can help to improve the immune system and the quality of sperm, aiding erections to last longer. Additionally, the seeds also have entheogen components (in lesser quantities), which are used to relax the body and make it more aware to sensations, making physical relations more enjoyable. To increase these effects, it is recommended to boil the seeds with cow’s milk or to take the capsules with this beverage. Other mucuna pruriens benefits include improved digestion and improved regulation of menstrual cycles. [3] You can buy mucuna pruriens extract from many online stores.