Hyacinth bean

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Hyacinth bean (Lablab spp.) is found in tropical areas, where it is commonly used as a food crop. Hyacinth bean has also been used as a medicine, poison, or fertilizer, and for ornamental purposes.
Hyacinth bean has been shown to decrease the risk of bleeding and may have contraceptive, insecticide, nutrition enhancement, antioxidant, and antiviral effects, however, there is currently a lack of human trials in these areas. Further research is necessary before conclusions may be made regarding using hyacinth bean for any condition.

Related Terms

Arabinose, arcelin, arginase, batao, chè đ?u ván (Vietnamese), chikusetsusaponin IVa, country bean, cyanogenic glucosides, đ?u ván (Vietnamese), dolicholin, Dolichos lablab spp., Dolichos purpureus L., Egyptian bean, Fabaceae (family), field bean, French bean, glutamic-aspartic transaminase, Indian bean, lablab, Lablab lablab, Lablab niger Medikus, Lablab purpureus spp., lablab saponin I, Lablab vulgaris, lablabosides, oleanane-type triterpene bisdesmosides, phytoagglutinins, polyphenol oxidase, raffinose, stachyose, verbascose, Vigna artistata Piper.

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These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.