A leguminous climbing plant, Mucuna pruriens, with hairy pods that cause stinging and itching.
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- The worst are those of M. pruriens (not the same as New Zealand cowage), since its itching quality drives cattle wild.
- In combination with cowage seed and ashwagandha extracts, this formula promotes vitality and strength.
mid 17th century: from Hindi kāuñc.