Kaunch or Cowhage is widely known as ‘The magic velvet bean.’ It is a leguminous plant and is a good source of protein. Kaunch helps increase physical desire and the quality and quantity of sperm due to its aphrodisiac property. It helps manage nervous disorders like Parkinson’s diseases and controls the symptoms of arthritis.
What are the synonyms of Kaunch?
Kaunch is also known as – Mucuna pruriens, Banar Kakua, Cowhage, Kavach, Kaucha, Kewanch, Kaunch, Nasugunne, Naikuruna, Khajkuhilee, Baikhujnee, Tatgajuli, Kawach, Poonaikkali, Doolagondi, Duradagondi, Kanwach, Konch, Kapikacchu.
Benefits of Kaunch
Increases Physical Desire
Kaunch works as an aphrodisiac and helps in increasing physical desire. It helps to improve sperm count and motility and also helps to increase the production and quantity of semen. Also, it helps reduce physiological stress and improves semen quality.
Kaunch helps enhance physical power by improving the quality and quantity of semen because of its Guru (heavy) and Vrushya (aphrodisiac) properties.
Improves Reproductive Health
Kaunch beej acts as a tonic to support the Skhura dhatu (reproductive tissue) as per Ayurveda. These seeds are an aphrodisiac, maintain physical energy, and libido. It also maintains normal fertility, causes proper functioning of the reproductive organ, maintains the health of ova and sperm.
Manages Physical Disorders
Kaunch plays a role in increasing sperm count and also the production and quality of semen, thus improving male fertility. Kaunch improves the movement of sperms or their motility. Additionally, this natural herb is instrumental in reducing mental stress thus helping an individual to relax which helps in experiencing better sex. It also promotes the release of testosterone hormone, which also strengthens and builds physical glands and enhances blood flow to the sex organs. In women, Kaunch Beej is known to normalise ovulation.
Builds Muscle Strength
Kaunch helps stimulate the production of the human growth hormone (HCG) and its extracts are widely used as bodybuilding agents and increasing tissue strength. Kaunch also helps in increasing muscle strength and is known to help the body produce slender muscle.
Yes, Kaunch works as an aphrodisiac. It helps to increase sperm count and movement. It also helps to increase the production and quantity of semen.
Yes, Kaunch is widely used for enhancing physical power. It also improves the quality and quantity of semen because of its Guru (heavy) and Vrushya (aphrodisiac) properties.
Stress increases the secretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), which increases the cortisol levels (stress hormone) in the body. Kaunch reduces the level of cortisol and helps to reduce stress and stress-related problems due to its antioxidant properties.
Yes, Kaunch might help improve energy levels due to the presence of L-dopa in it. L-dopa gets converted to dopamine, which helps elevate energy levels in the body.
Yes, Kaunch helps boost energy and improve stamina because of its Guru (heavy) and Vrishya (aphrodisiac) properties. Kaunch also helps improve libido, which decreases due to the low energy level.
Yes, Kaunch is good for woman’s health, especially to get relief from all types of Vata disorders like joint pain. But it is advisable to consult your doctor while taking Kaunch (seeds) during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Yes, Kaunch helps in wound healing. It has good antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. The phytoconstituents (chemical compounds) in Kaunch help in wound contraction and closure. It helps in the formation of collagen and new skin cells. It also reduces the risk of infection in the wound. Thus, Kaunch promotes wound healing.
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