Overview

Bogbean is a plant. The bogbean fruit resembles a small bean and is commonly found in swamps or bogs, which is the reason for its name. People use the bogbean leaf to make medicine.

People use bogbean for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), scurvy, loss of appetite, indigestion (dyspepsia), and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In food manufacturing, bogbean is used as a flavoring.

How does it work ?

Bogbean contains bitter chemicals that can increase the flow of saliva and stomach juices. This might help stimulate the appetite or relieve indigestion. Bogbean may also act as an antioxidant and reduce swelling (inflammation).

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