Mucuna Extract Powder
Mucuna Extract Powder

Light Cellar

Mucuna Extract Powder

Sale price$39 CAD
Pickup available at Light Cellar Usually ready in 24 hours

Mucuna Extract Powder


Light Cellar

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

6531 Bowness Road Northwest
Calgary AB T3B 0E8


Mucuna Extract Powder

Mucuna pruriens

Also known as the velvet bean, and cowhage, this climbing vine grows well in the Tropics and is native to Africa and certain parts of Asia.
Mucuna has been used as a herb within many herbal traditions, most notably Ayurveda, where it is known as Kapikacchu as well as Atmagupta, which translates to ‘secret self’. According to Ayurveda, Kapikacchu offers many benefits—of note: it has traditionally been used as a treatment for Parkinson's Disease. Today, Mucuna is regaining its popularity and has found its way into the Elixir crafting culture.
Mucuna is best obtained as a prepared extract that has been either hot or cold water extracted.
Used as a coffee substitute, Mucuna’s flavour has been described as ‘Nescafe-like’. In its extract form, simply mixed with hot water, it does have earthy, malty, coffee-like flavour tones. It combines well with chocolate, and medicinal mushrooms, and is great to elevate any Elixir.
As for properties and benefits: Mucuna contains high amounts of L-dopa (levodopa), a precursor to Dopamine, as well as a small amount of Serotonin—all of which are involved in providing us with a happy disposition and a general sense of well-being. Many people take Mucuna to help boost Dopamine levels and experience a lift of mood through their day.
Of course, with any herb, caution is required when pregnant or breastfeeding. Exercise caution with this one as it has been said that Mucuna shouldn’t be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding because it may affect the secretion of prolactin.

It has a slightly bittersweet, caramel/coffee-like flavour making it well-suited for sweets or adding to beverages.

Our current batch is 5% dopamine (L-dopa content) resulting from a gentle water-only extract and is hexane/alcohol-free.


Add 1/4-1/2 tsp to chocolate, smoothies, elixirs or coffee.



† The statements throughout this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary. Seek the advice of a competent health care professional for your specific health concerns. If you have a medical condition or are pregnant please consult your  health care provider before use. Information on this site is for educational purposes only.