Discover the Benefits of Hyacinth Beans
Hyacinth bean, scientifically known as Lablab purpureus, is a species of bean belonging to the family Fabaceae. It is widely cultivated as a food crop in tropical areas like Indonesia, India, and some parts of Africa. These plants are climbers, making them a popular choice as screen on a fence or trellis, an ornate structure specifically designed to support climbing plants. In some parts of Africa, it is considered a traditional food because of its nutritional benefits and ability to promote food security and foster development in rural communities. The hyacinth bean thrives in well-drained compost soil under full sun exposure.
Health Benefits and Medicinal Uses (Sem ki Fali)
- Hyacinth bean is a good source of calcium, C vitamin, zinc, carotene, iron, and B1 vitamin.
- The stems of hyacinth bean is used for the treatment of cholera.
- The pods juice is use for inflamed throat and ears treatment.
- Stir-baked, the hyacinth bean is used to reduce vomiting and nausea incidents.
- Infusion of the leaves is also used into treating gonorrhea.
- A poultice made from the plant's leaves is used to treat snake bites but when mix together with turmeric and rice flowers, it can help with treating eczema.
- Boil whole hyacinth bean (sem ki fali) and eat it with a little salt and spices to get bodily strength
- Its regular intake provides a lot of energy to pregnant women and keeps them active
- Apply a paste of its leaves in the armpits to ward off body odour