Mucuna pruriens var. utilis
Often grown as an additive to coffee, kafé go bouwo, is especially recommended for people with rheumatism. It is roasted in an earthen pit, pounded with a mortar and pestle, and added to regular coffee. It also grows wild.
Mucuna pruriens var. pruriens
The pod of pwa gwaté is covered with tiny barbed spines which contain a highly irritating proteolytic enzyme, mucunian. This variety is used for worms. Two or three pods are put in a quart of honey, shaken well, and taken by the spoonful. A little cod fish is eaten a while before taking the medicine.
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