Velvet Bean (Mucuna pruriens)
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Velvet Bean (Mucuna pruriens)
Use code TROPICAIREHOMESTEAD20 for 20% off entire order The Velvet Bean is a legume and annual climbing shrub found in tropical regions of Africa and Asia. It has white and lavender flowers and produces deep-purple hairy bean pods that contain black seeds. The plant has a long climbing ability. This vine is largely cultivated for the health benefit of it's seeds. Velvet Bean seeds contain the substance dopamine, or L-dopa, a substance that is used as a first-line treatment for Parkinson's disease. Seeds also contain substances that have anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and anti-oxidant properties.


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