Mucuna pruriens Seeds

  • English Name: Common cowitch
  • Common Name: Kaunch

Protocols of Test
Specifications

Description
Light Brown Powder with bitter taste

Identification
To 5 ml of 1% solution of the extract, add 0.1% HCl. Then divide in 3 parts.

 
a) First part, FeCl3 solution gives green colour.

 
b) Second part, add excess of dilute ammonia, a purple colour is produced.

 
c) Third part, add excess of NaOH solution, Red colour is produced.

Solubility
 

Water
Min. 80.00%

pH of 1% solution
5 - 7

Assay
 

L-Dopa (by USP Method)
Min. 15.0%

Total Ash
Max. 10.0%

Moisture content
Max. 8.00%

Herb Ext Ratio
10:1

Active Ingredient
 

L-Dopa
15.0%

Uses
Anti-Parkinsonian