HYACINTH BEAN

OTHER NAME(S):

Adavichikkudu, Ågyptische Fasel, Avarai, Bátau, Bian Dou, Bonavist Bean, Bonavista Bean, Carmelita, Dambala, Dâu Ván, Dolichos Bengalensis, Dolichos Lablab, Dolichos Purpureus, Dolico Do Egipto, Dolico Egiziano, Dolique, Dolique D’Egypte, Dolique Lablab, Egyptian Kidney Bean, Fagiolo D’Egitto, Fagiolo Del Cairo, Fagiolo Egiziano, Faselbohne, Frijol Caballero, Fuji Mame, Gemeine Lablab, Hemlbohne, Hjälmböna, Hjelmbønne, Hjelmboenne, Hodhambala, Hyasinttipapu, Ingen, Kacang Kara, Kara Kara, Kekara, Kerara, Kkachikong, Komak, Lablab Bean, Lablab Bohne, Lablab Leucocarpos, Lablab Niger, Lablab Purpureus, Lablab Vulgaris, Motchai, Papaya Bean, Pe-Gyi, Peng Pi Dou, Pois Nourrice, Poor Man’s Bean, Que Dou, Raaj Simii, Rajashimbi, Rou Dou, Sem, Simii, Tellachikkudu, Thua Nang, Thua Paep, Urahi, Urchi, Uri, Urshi.

Overview

Overview Information

Hyacinth bean is a climbing plant that produces seeds (beans). The seeds, pods, leaves, flowers, and roots are eaten. The seeds are used as medicine.

People take hyacinth beans by mouth to prevent pregnancy and for diarrhea and stomach disorders.

How does it work?

It is not clear how hyacinth bean might work. More research is needed.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of hyacinth bean for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Hyacinth beans are POSSIBLY UNSAFE when eaten raw and in large amounts. Raw hyacinth beans contain certain chemicals, called cyanogenic glycosides, which can be poisonous.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of hyacinth bean during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for HYACINTH BEAN Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of hyacinth 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 hyacinth 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.

View References

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  • Dawson IK, Jaenicke H. Underutilised Plant Species: The Role of Biotechnology. Position Paper No. 1. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Centre for Underutilised Crops; 2006.
  • Dey SK, Karmakar S, De PK, et al. Ethnobotanical Study in A Remote District of West Bengal, India. Pharmbit 2009;XX(2):91-96.
  • Fribourg HA, Overton JR, McNeill WW, et al. Evaluations of the Potential of Hyacinth Bean as an Annual Warm-Season Forage in the Mid-South. Acronomy J 1984;76(6):905-910.
  • Guran A, Ticha M, Filka K, Kocourek J. Isolation and properties of a lectin from the seeds of the Indian bean or lablab (Dolichos lablab L.). Biochem J 1983;209(3):653-657. View abstract.
  • Im AR, Kim YH, Kim YH, Yang WK, Kim SH, Song KH. Dolichos lablab protects against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in mice fed high-fat diets. J Med Food. 2017;20(12):1222-1232. View abstract.
  • Im AR, Kim YH, Lee HW, Song KH. Water extract of Dolichos lablab attenuates hepatic lipid accumulation in a cellular nonalcoholic fatty liver disease model. J Med Food. 2016;19(5):495-503. View abstract.
  • Kaushik P, Khanna D. Four sterols from in vivo and in vitro tissue cultures of Dolichos lablab L. Indian J Pharm Sci 1990;52:267-268.
  • Khatoon N, Prakash J. Nutritional quality of microwave-cooked and pressure-cooked legumes. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2004;55(6):441-448. View abstract.
  • Mo H, Meah Y, Moore JG, Goldstein IJ. Purification and characterization of Dolichos lablab lectin. Glycobiology 1999;9(2):173-179. View abstract.
  • Naeem M, Khan MMA, Moinuddin, Siddiqui MH. Triacontanol stimulates nitrogen-fixation, enzyme activities, photosynthesis, crop productivity and quality of hyacinth bean (Lablab purpureus L.). Scientia Horticulturae 2009;121(4):389-396.
  • Pearman G. "Nuts, Seeds, and Pulses." The cultural history of plants. New York, NY: Routledge, 2005.
  • Rameshwaram NR, Karanam NK, Scharf C, Volker U, Nadimpalli SK. Complete primary structure of a newly characterized galactose-specific lectin from the seeds of Dolichos lablab. Glycoconj J 2009;26(2):161-172. View abstract.
  • Rangaswami Ayyangar GN, Kunhi Krishnan Nambiar K. Studies in Dolichos lablab (Roxb.) and (L.) - the Indian field and garden bean. Proc Indian Acad Sci, Section B 1935;1(12):857-867.
  • Salgarkar S, Sohonie K. Haemagglutinins of field bean (Dolichos lablab). I. Isolation, purification & properties of haemagglutinins. Indian J Biochem 1965;2(3):193-196. View abstract.
  • Tulasi RB, Nadimpalli SK. Purification of alpha-mannosidase activity from Indian lablab beans. Biochem Mol Biol Int 1997;41(5):925-931. View abstract.
  • Yoshikawa M, Murakami T, Komatsu H, Matsuda H. Medicinal foodstuffs. XII. Saponin constituents with adjuvant activity from hyacinth bean, the seeds of Dolichos lablab L. (1): Structures of lablabosides A, B, and C. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 1998;46(5):812-816. View abstract.

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