PRECATORY BEAN Overview Information
Precatory bean is a plant. The seed and other plant parts are used as medicine.
Despite serious safety concerns, women use precatory bean to speed up labor, to cause an abortion, or to prevent pregnancy. Precatory bean is also used as a painkiller in terminally ill patients.
The whole plant is used for eye swelling (inflammation).
How does it work?
Precatory bean contains abrin, which is toxic and prevents cells from growing or functioning normally. Precatory bean also contains chemicals that might interfere with blood clotting, reduce inflammation, and lessen allergies.
PRECATORY BEAN Side Effects & Safety
Precatory bean is UNSAFE because it contains a toxic substance. Symptoms of toxicity include stomach cramping, followed by severe diarrhea and vomiting that can become bloody. Other symptoms include cold sweat, fever, weakness, and a fast heart rate. Symptoms can happen within hours or appear up to several days later. Death can occur after 3-4 days of persistent stomach problems and other symptoms.
When seeds come in contact with the skin, they can cause inflammation, irritation, and severe eye problems.
Special Precautions & Warnings:While precatory bean isn't safe for anyone to take, some people should be particularly careful to avoid use.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to use precatory bean if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Avoid use.
Children: Children are attracted to the bright colors of the seed, which is unfortunate, since children are particularly sensitive to the toxic effects of precatory bean. Children can die after swallowing just one seed. If exposure to precatory bean is suspected, get immediate medical assistance.
PRECATORY BEAN Dosing
The appropriate dose of precatory bean depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for precatory bean. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.