Phaseolus vulgaris are a group of plants that produces various types of beans, including kidney beans, black beans, pinto beans, navy beans, and many others.

Phaseolus vulgaris beans and bean pods are a source of dietary fiber, protein, and carbohydrates. Fiber might help reduce how much cholesterol the body absorbs. Enzymes in Phaseolus vulgaris beans might also decrease how much starch the body absorbs.

People use Phaseolus vulgaris for obesity. It is also used for diabetes, colon cancer, high cholesterol, kidney stones, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

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