Overview

Velvet bean (macuna) is a natural source of levodopa. However, it is toxic to persons who have a rare genetic disorder called G6PD deficiency.


Other Common Names

  • Buffalo Bean [Herbs of Commerce]
  • Cowage [Herbs of Commerce]
  • Cowitch [Herbs of Commerce]

Ayurvedic Names

  • atmagupta [Herbs of Commerce]
  • kapikacchu [Herbs of Commerce]