any of several erect or climbing woody plants of the genus Mucuna; widespread in tropics of both hemispheres
Mucuna is a genus of 33 accepted species of climbing vines and shrubs of the family Fabaceae, found worldwide in the woodlands of tropical areas. The leaves are 3-palmate, alternate or spiraled, and the flowers are pea-like but larger, with distinctive curved petals, and occurring in racemes.
(Mucuna Pruriens) - Mucuna is a very beneficial supplement for bodybuilders. It is high in the amino acid L-Dopa which helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Mucuna can increase the production of HGH (Human Growth Hormone). An increase in HGH levels can increase the body's ability to build lean muscle and break down fat.