The medicinal use of Mucuna pruriens (Cow-Hage, Cow-Itch Plant, Velvet Bean) locally known as Werepe, Esisi, Abbala, Kakara.


Mucuna pruriens is a medicinal plant belonging to Leguminosae family. In Africa, it is locally named Werepe, Esisi, Abbala, Kakara among other names. it is also commonly referred as Cow-Hage, Cow-Itch Plant, Velvet Bean.

The plant’s healing properties are extracted from the hairs on the pods

The plant is used for the treatment of intestinal worms, genito-urinary diseases.
The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a medical condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.

August 19, 2015 |

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