Kaunch beej or Cowhage is widely known as “The magic velvet bean”.It is called Kapikacchu” in Sanskrit and the botanical nomenclature Mucuna pruriens belongs to Fabaceae family. is a climbing leguminous plant, that thrives in tropical environs of India, China as well as other warm locales in Asia, Africa and America.
The rather stressful professional and personal environments today at work and home invariably lead to numerous ailments, like indigestion, nervous system malfunctions and infertility, affecting a significant number of young men and women. From the heaps of flora found in Mother Nature offer this one extremely therapeutic and truly miraculous organic herb, Kaunch beej.
Nutrition Contents –
It has all the essential macronutrients – carbohydrates, fibers, fats and proteins, along with noteworthy levels of key micronutrients – vitamins and minerals. It has negligible levels of cholesterol and sodium, to promote heart wellness. In addition, these seeds contains considerable quantities of vitamins C and E, to boost immune, skin and hair health.
The B complex vitamins – thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and folic acid, as well as calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorous, are also found in large amounts in kaunch beej seeds.
Effect on doshas –
It possesses ushna virya (heating potency), balancing the kapha (earth and water) dosha (element) while excessively influencing pitta (fire and water) and vata (air and ether) doshas. Moreover, it fosters the positive and equalizing states of mind namely sattva and rajas, effectively eliminating tamas or a negative mindset.
• Kaunch beej Churna – ¼-½ teaspoon twice a day with milk or honey after meal or as prescribed by the doctor.
• Kaunch beej Capsule – 1 capsule twice a day with milk or honey after meal or as prescribed by the doctor.
• Kaunch beej Tablet – 1 tablet twice a day with milk or honey after meal or as prescribed by the doctor.
• Substitute as gluten free diet
Kaunch Beej, being organically gluten-free, can easily be substituted for wheat, to prepare chapatis, dosas and sweets or mithais, and is often recommended for patients with celiac disease.
• Boosts functioning of nervous system
Eating kaunch beej in controlled portions daily assists in enhancing nerve impulse conduction, activating memory centres in the brain and relaxing the mind thus helps in treating anxiety and insomnia, by maintaining good moods and promoting sound sleep.
• Good for heart health
Kaunch beej is completely devoid of cholesterol and also having the abundance of dietary fibers and vitamin B3 or niacin helps to enhance good HDL levels and diminish bad LDL levels thus easing cardiac muscle function and improving heart health.
• Treats men sexual disorders
Kaunch beej seeds tremendously bolster sexual performance and stamina, alleviating symptoms of infertility and low sperm count in men.
• Remedy for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Having a meal with kaunch beej seeds or powder for breakfast stimulates healthy metabolism, remedies IBS symptoms and even assists in averting the risk of colon cancer.
• Good for health in pregnancy and lactation
Soaking some kaunch beej seeds overnight and consuming it next morning has massive benefits for the health of pregnant and lactating women. Due to the immense iron and calcium content, it is ideal to stimulate milk production and balance hormonal activities in expecting women and young mothers.
• Treats anaemia
Kaunch beej is a powerhouse of iron, serving as a boon for people who experience low haemoglobin levels in the blood, thus effectively treating anaemia.
• Beneficial in lifestyle disorders
As it has low digestibility and rich fiber content, it is good for adults, for accelerating weight loss and managing other lifestyle diseases like diabetes and obesity.
• Strengthens bone density
It is a fantastic source of natural calcium, strengthens bones in growing children. It also restores optimum bone density in older people, assisting in alleviating osteoporosis symptoms.
• Good for digestion
This ensures optimal digestion processes and rectifies instances of indigestion, bloating, flatulence, acidity and heartburn.
• Remedy for respiratory problems
It has decongestant traits for eliminating trapped phlegm in the respiratory tract, thereby easing breathing difficulties and enhancing lung functions.
Kaunch beej consumption must be either completely avoided or limited, by people with kidney complications, as the seed has high calcium content. This, in turn, can increase the levels of oxalic acid and lead to more urinary calculi or kidney stones in the body.
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