Mucuna is a genus of around 100 accepted species of climbing vines and shrubs, found worldwide in the woodlands of tropical areas.The leaves are 3 - palmate, alternate or spiraled, and the flowers are pea -like but larger, with distinctive curved petals, and occurring in racemes. Like other legumes, Mucuna plants bear pods. They are generally bat -pollinated and produce seeds that are buoyant sea -beans. These have a characteristic three -layered appearance, appearing like the eyes of a large mammal in some species and like a hamburger. Mucuna pod hairs are a common ingredient in itching powder.L -dopa, 5 -HTP, nicotine, Hallucinogenic tryptamines 5 -MeO -DMT, bufotenine, dimethyltryptamine and beta -Carboline 6 -MeO -Harmane has been found in Velvet Bean -M. pruriens. Product Details
- Botanical Na me: Species Of Mucuna -M. pruriens, Mucuna macrocarpa .
- Family Name: Fabaceae
- Common Names: Velvet Bean
- Part Used: Beans, Pods
- Habitat: woodlands of tropical areas
- Product offered: Beans, Extract
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