Kaunch beej is valued for its medicinal properties in Ayurveda, where it is commonly referred to by its Sanskrit terminology Kapikacchu and supplies a rich nutrient profile when added to the regular diet. It works as an aphrodisiac and helps in increasing sexual desire, improves sperm count and motility. It also helps to increase the production and quantity of semen.
Kaunch beej belongs to the family of legumes and is a good source of protein. Its seeds are generally called Magic Velvet Beans and are an important herbal drug used to treat nervous disorders. The seeds may also be cooked and consumed directly or could be roasted and powdered to prepare concoction. The powder can then be mixed with honey or warm milk and consumed.
5 - 10 gram of kaunch beej powder is taken twice a day with lukewarm water or milk after meals.
Under specific medical conditions consult an Ayurveda practitioner.