Overview

Calabar bean (Physostigma venenosum) is a plant. It has been traditionally used to make medicine, but the seed is extremely poisonous and can be deadly.

Calabar bean contains a chemical that affects signals between muscles and nerves. This chemical affects many parts of the body.

People use calabar bean for constipation, epilepsy, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Using calabar bean is also unsafe.

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