**MUCUNA PRURIENS: Benefits, Side Effects, Uses, Dosage, Warnings?** Common Names: velvet bean, hairy peas, scratch, Nescafe. Botanical Name: Mucuna pruriens , or legume family Fabaceae. English Names: velvet bean, cowhage, cowhitch . Parts used: the peas and the inner part of the pod ... that administered to diabetic medications. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Levodopa is incompatible with nonspecific MAOIs, but compatible with selegiline, a selective MAO inhibitors.