Poonai kaali vithai 200gm


Common name: Velvet bean, Cowitch, Cowhage, Kapikachu, Nescafe, Sea bean

  • Hindi: Kiwach •
  • Malayalam: Naicorna

Telugu: Pilliadugu

  • Kannada: Nayisonanguballi
  • Tamil: Punaippidukkan
    Botanical name:  Mucuna pruriens


Velvet bean is an annual, climbing shrub with long vines that can reach over 15 m. Leaves are trifoliate, gray-silky beneath; petioles are long and silky, 6-11 cm. Leaflets are membranous, terminal leaflets are smaller, lateral very unequal sided. Dark purple flowers (6 to 30) occur in drooping racemes. Fruits are curved, 4-6 seeded. The longitudinally ribbed pod, is densely covered with loose orange hairs which cause a severe itch if they come in contact with skin. The beans are shiny black or brown. It is found in tropical Africa, India and the Caribbean. In India, it is found in the Himalayas, at altitudes of 150-1200 m, and Western Ghats



  • Helps men last longer sexually
  • ~Used to build muscle in those who are weak
  • ~Helps women increase lactation when breastfeeding
  • ~Prevents and or lowers the effects of poisonous snake bites
  • ~Treats Parkinson’s disease
  • ~Treats depression
  • ~Treats insomnia and generally deepens sleep
  • ~The hairs on the mucuna pod are used to treat several species of parasitic worms (excluding tapeworms)
  • ~Helps digestion without increasing pitta (fire)