We had good L-dopa source using the ground sprouts for “Sprout Balls”…recipe in the booklet downloadable here (Click on the Handbook on the right column here). My friend used about 8 of these a day for l- dopa supplementation.
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
Ordered five pounds of fava beans online. Now I have separated the beans from the pods and dehydrated the pods. Our questions:
1) Beans: Most are a light green color, others are close to white. Should we try to sprout these beans following your 4-day method, or just cook them via steaming? Does the color of the bean make a difference with respect its ability to sprout?
2) Pods: My plan is to put them in a food processor, chop up, then cover with brandy for a month. My wife wants to put some pods in a Vitamix and mix in some brandy and coconut water and then sip this. She also thought about Vitamixing pods and beans and brandy together. Do you think that will work?
Carlene and Stan
Hello Aunt Bean.
After some research I’ve decided to grow sprouts from dry fava beans and make a tincture. I think it is better then eating pods every day. For this process I need dry beans, for example from Whole foods. Soak in water 24 hours, plant in soil, grow to 6 inch. If I understand correctly, we can cut off the shoots and they will regrow? ( so it on youtube). Is this correct?
Also, why do we have to dry the shoots in the dehydrator before soaking in brandy for a month? What is the drying time? And is the amount of levodopa greater in the sprouts then the mature pods?
My Dad is currently eating 4 oz of fresh fava beans a day. They store he is buying them will only have them during summer. How can he make it last?
If we are making tincture with pods and brandy ( why only brandy if I may ask), shake it for a month and use liquid. How much of this liquid is equal to the 4 oz he is eating now. He is eating pods and beans. How much pods do I need to last about 9 months? And is it ok to drink alcohol for the rest of
Also, is there a way to make powder out of pods. The question again how much powder equal to the 4 oz of fresh fava beans.
I couldn’t find any answers to these questions and will appreciate your help
I have made a new kitchen experiment that I am pleased with…but have found no one to test it for l-dopa content as yet….used the sprouted fava bean seeds.
I am also experimenting right now with a new herb I had never heard of before. Having very good results and have cut way back on my need for the tincture. The name of the herb is Rhodiola rosea and it seems it has not yet been tried for PD. It is supposed to re-build dopamine. After two weeks on it I noticed that I wasn’t taking the tincture as often and some days not at all….pretty cool.
Will report on in as I experiment longer and see if cutting back now on the herb…the effects still linger, etc.