Happy Honey Vinaigrette Recipe
• Juice of 1 lemon
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Make Your Own Happy Honey Vinaigrette with Mucuna Pruriens.
Mucuna Pruriens is one of the top herbs in the Ayurvedic system of medicine. It has been traditionally used to enhance brain function, elevate mood, increase energy, calm the nervous system, improve sex drive, positively promote mental health and stress response. Mucuna is most well known for containing L-Dopa,a very powerful, naturally occurring amino acid that is a precursor to several neurotransmitters, including adrenaline, noradrenaline, and dopamine. Dopamine is depleted by stress, stimulants, drug abuse, and alcohol. L-Dopa is known to be the most important nutrient for those suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Higher levels of dopamine help promote better sleep and an increased sense of wellbeing. Mucuna pruriens also has significant antioxidant action that works with L-dopa to promote brain health. When L-dopa crosses the blood-brain barrier, it helps to increase brain levels of dopamine, an essential neurotransmitter associated with regulating mood and cognition. Research also suggests Mucuna pruriens protects the brain by keeping cognitive and neural functions in check, even encouraging neural activity. It is also beneficial in stimulating muscle growth, as well as burning fat from fat cells. Mucuna is described as a Jing tonic herb. Jing is the primal energy of our individual life force, the principal quality which activates our creative, sexual and reproductive potential.