Twotypes of Kapikacchu Bija aredescribed as wild and cultivated.
– Wild variety has better utility in clinical practicethan cultivated.- According to seed colour, two types are explained by someauthors as Sveta Bija (white seed)and Krisnabija (Black seed). 30Adulteration:Adulterationwas not common but other varieties of Mucunapruriens are used at different parts of India, among them Mucuna utilis is commonly using as asubstitute.Some important preparation: Vanarivatika,Ashwagandha ghrita,Shatavari modak,Kameshwarmodak, Mahakameshwar modak,Rativallabh modak, 31Therapeutic uses:Vatavyadhi (e.g. Parkinsons disease),Worms – Thehair on fruit of Kapikacchu withjaggery,Mucana helps inimproving the libido,Kapikachhu helpsin making our nervous system work to the optimum levels,It is very helpful inincreasing the muscle mass of the body naturally,Very beneficial in increasingthe sperm count when using with milk and sugar,Increases the stamina in thebody,It significantly ameliorates psychological stress and seminal plasma lipidperoxide levels along with improved sperm count and motility.
32Conclusion:Kapikacchu is one of the most powerful Rasayana in Ayurveda. It isa nutritive toniccommonly used inAyurveda as an aphrodisiac and tosupport proper function of the reproductive system. It increases sexual energyand strengthens and tones the reproductive organs. In men,kapikacchu supports potency, staminaand control. It increases the sperm count population by improving the testosteronelevel. In women it promotes a healthy libido and fertility.
The vitalitybestowed by kapikacchu nourishesthe entire body and calms the nerves making it an excellent rejuvenator for vata. It is also natural source of levodopa (L-dopa) which is anessential precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine. So, it can be used as a magical drug due to itsmultidirectional work.33-35