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Organic Black Mucuna Pruriens Seeds, Velvet Bean Seeds, 20 seeds - approx 1/2 oz


Organic Black Mucuna Pruriens Seeds, Velvet Bean Seeds, Cowage Seeds. You will receive 20 fresh organic seeds.

Locally grown North Florida.

Seeds origin: North Florida

Seeds are harvested from non-GMO, organically grown Mucuna Pruriens plant.

Grown and available all year from sunny North Florida, without the use of pesticides. Growing Information: Velvet beans are relatively easy to grow.

Plant the beans one inch deep in a potting mixture or in the ground. Keep them warm, damp and in full sun. Flowering typically begins 45-50 days after sowing. Plants should be given structure to grab onto. This plant enjoys high humidity.

Soak seeds in a wet paper towel for few hours before sowing. Plant seeds 1 inch deep in the amended soil. If growing on a trellis, install it now so you won't disturb or damage the roots once they start growing.

Dig out an area 4 inches by 4 inches per each plant you want to grow. Mix the dugout soil with 1 part compost to 1 part soil and replace in the hole. Planting should be in spring and in a full sun location in zones 7 or warmer, after all chance of frost has passed and soil temperature is at least 65 F. (18 C). Water well immediately after planting and then water to keep the soil moist. If the top of the soil feels dry, it's time to water.

Velvet bean plants naturally fix nitrogen in the soil so they don’t need any additional nitrogen fertilizer. They do respond well to phosphorus.

Climate and Soil: The crop grows in all types of soils, but sandy loam soil with good drainage and pH between 5.50 to 7.50 is preferred. It thrives in sub-tropical to tropical climate with a minimum temperature of 15°C in winter and maximum of 38°C in summer months. The crop is seen growing in varied climate such as coastal humid climate to dry arid climate. Hence the crop is said to be highly acclimatizing and adaptive.

Mucuna pruriens is a tropical legume native to Africa and tropical Asia and widely naturalized and cultivated. Its English common names include velvet bean, Bengal velvet bean, Florida velvet bean, Mauritius velvet bean, Yokohama velvet bean, cowage, cowitch, lacuna bean, and Lyon bean.

Benefits of Mucuna pruriens

Supports a healthy central & peripheral nervous system

Supports the body’s ability to handle stress Is a natural source of levodopa (L-dopa) Supports physical balance & posture Promotes healthy motor skills & coordination Improves energy & endurance

Supports the intellect Bolsters libido Revitalizes both the male & female reproductive systems

Reduces Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease Is an Antidepressant

Decreases Prolactin levels Can Treat Male Infertility

Can be Used as a Pretreatment to Cobra Venom Mucuna pruriens is useful in disorders of a tridoshic origin—those that involve vata, pitta, and kapha—but it is most balancing to vata and pitta. It is a very building herb, one that promotes muscle mass, body weight and can increase kapha. Mucuna pruriens is primarily sweet and bitter, and is quite warming. It has an affinity for all of the tissues in the body, but is especially suited to balance the nervous, reproductive, and digestive systems. Mucuna can be a very beneficial supplement for bodybuilders. It is high in the amino acid L-Dopa which helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. L-Dopa has been used as an anti-Parkinson's disease drug. Another benefit of Mucuna, is that it can increase the production of HGH (Human Growth Hormone). An increase in HGH levels can increase the body's ability to build lean muscle and break down fat. Mucuna has also been shown to have diuretic effects. It increases tissue resiliency and improves coordination. Mucuna can also increase testosterone levels, which in turn can lead to increased muscle mass and strength. In history, Mucuna has been used as an aphrodisiac. It is still used to increase libido in both men and women, and can help with erectile dysfunction. It was also used to treat depression, nervous disorders, and to help improve mental alertness.


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