A collection of safe and effective home remedies and herbal cures from Ayurveda .

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cowhage -An introduction

photo source:Wikipedia.org Author:J.M.Garg
Cowhage or Cowitch has many medicinal properties.The root and seeds are used.The Latin name is Mucuna pruriens. The bean is covered with hair so it is also called" Velvet bean" .It is called Atmagupta in Sanskrit, kiwach in Hindi, Poonaikkali in Tamil and pedda dhoolagondi in Telugu.
Its roots are used a s a nervine tonic and a blood purifier,also used in some gynec disorders .The hairs causes itching and this property also is made use of in Ayurveda.

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