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It is a legume, a "hairy" bean, with pods covered by fuzzy fibers that cause intense itching if they contact the skin ("pruriens"). It contains lots of natural levodopa and it is a choice to treat some people with Parkinson's disease 0

Mucuna, a bean that grows in the tropics

Levodopa, a direct precursor of dopamine, is the main medication for Parkinson’s disease. Patients are treated with “synthetic” levodopa in different doses or combinations in tablets of Sinemet, Madopar and Stalevo. The largest natural source...

Common beans contain levodopa in its seeds and pods, but in low concentrations. This proportion is much higher in the buds. A serving of beans may accumulate as much levodopa as half a tablet of levodopa Sinemet. 0

Beans contain levodopa

Gugenheim ate beans with natural levodopa. Later, the pharmaceutical industry manufactured synthetic levo-dopa that is sold as Sinemet, Madopar and Stalevo. Common beans (Vicia faba) are a natural source of levodopa, which accumulates in the...

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