While Parkinson’s disease is debilitating. And that’s why it’s good news that you may be able to reduce its effects with mucuna pruriens.
Alleviate Parkinson's disease symptoms with Mucuna pruriens
What is mucuna pruriens?
It’s a tropical legume known as velvet bean or cowitch and by other common names, found in Africa, India and the Caribbean
And according to 17 Ways to Defeat Ageing without a Single Drug, it’s great for Parkinson’s!
In a study of 60 Parkinson's disease patients (average age of59), scientists found that supplementing with mucuna pruriens resulted in statistically significant reductions in symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Using tests that grade the performance of Parkinson’s disease sufferers, scientists determined the test subjects’ debility levels before and after 12 weeks of treatment.
Consistent reductions in debility were evident during the entire course of treatment, with final scores showing a marked decrease in the effects of the disease.
What makes mucuna pruriens so effective for treating Parkinson’s is that it contains high concentrations of dopa, which is often prescribed in pharmaceutical form to help relieve the effects of the disease. Dopa is known as a neurotransmitter responsible for the improvement of mood, sexuality and movement.
Be sure to consult your doctor for an appropriate dosage if you want to give mucuna pruriens a try.