A General Review of Mucuna Pruriens W.S.R to its effect on Parkinson’s Disease.

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Gyanendra Kumar Gupta

Gagan Devi

  1. Professor Department of Kriya Sharir, Shri Babu Singh Jay Singh Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital, Farrukhabad Uttar Pradesh India
  2. Assistant Professor Department of Rachna Sharir, Bharat Ayurveda Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Muzaffarnagar Uttar Pradesh India


Mucuna Pruriens is a very famous drug prescribed in classical ayurvedic science in various disorder of Nervous System including Kampavata .In Clinical Practice ,Physician used Levadopa as a Dopamine replacement agent in controlling bradykinetic symptoms apparent in Parkinson disease so used successfully in treatment of Parkinson disease.Kapikacchu(Mucuna Pruriens) is having Balya, Brimhanaha, Vrishya, and Vatahara properties and is a natural source of L-dopa. So, keeping in views of the degenerative nature of the Kampavata. Kapikacchu was selected for this study because seeds of Mucuna Pruriens are potentially of substantial medicinal importance. Mucuna Pruriens, widely known as Kapikacchu in classical Ayurvedic science, holds a prominent place in the treatment of various nervous system disorders, including Kampavata, which correlates with Parkinson’s disease symptoms. In clinical practice, physicians often utilize Levodopa as a dopamine replacement therapy to manage the bradykinetic symptoms characteristic of Parkinson’s disease, with successful outcomes. Kapikacchu, derived from Mucuna Pruriens, is recognized for its therapeutic properties such as Balya (strength promoting), Brimhanaha (nourishing), Vrishya (aphrodisiac), and Vatahara (pacifying Vata dosha), making it an ideal natural source of L-dopa, the precursor to dopamine. Considering the degenerative nature of Kampavata, Mucuna Pruriens was selected for this study due to the significant medicinal importance of its seeds.

The seeds of Mucuna Pruriens have garnered attention in the medical community for their potential in treating various neurological conditions, owing to their rich content of L-dopa, which can effectively replenish dopamine levels in the brain. This study aims to explore the therapeutic efficacy of Mucuna Pruriens in managing Parkinson’s disease symptoms and its potential as an alternative or adjunct therapy to conventional Levodopa treatment. By delving into the pharmacological properties and mechanisms of action of Mucuna Pruriens, this research seeks to provide insights into its clinical effectiveness, safety profile, and overall impact on the quality of life of Parkinson’s disease patients. Through rigorous investigation and analysis, this study endeavors to shed light on the promising role of Kapikacchu in the management of Parkinson’s disease and pave the way for further exploration and integration of traditional Ayurvedic medicine into modern therapeutic approaches for neurological disorders.

Keywords: Mucuna Pruriens, Balya, Brimhanaha, Vrishya, Vatahara, L dopa and Degenerative.

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Received February 29, 2024
Accepted April 19, 2024
Published May 7, 2024