scientific name : Macuna prurita Hook.
Common name: Common Cowitch, kavcha.
It is a herbaceous perennial twiner on hedges and others bushes. leaves are trifoliate . which is not so big than the lateral onse. .
The plant is very common in moist-deciduous forest on bushes.
medicinal uses of Macuna prurita Hook.
In ayurvedic preparation the seds of this plants are very useful hence in the ayurvedic preparation of "kavchapak "seeds of the plants play very importanr role.
Dried bristles from the pods are mixed with jaggery and given orally to expel worms.it is also useful in th making of "ayurvedic medicine-tonic".
Position of Macuna prurita Hook
the plants is very usual in the wild , which is collected from the wild.
it has a special charecteristic that its pod with stinging hairs by this we can easily find this plant.