Jequirity is a climbing plant. The roots, leaves, and beans have been used as medicine.

Jequirity is poisonous. Despite serious safety concerns, some people take jequirity by mouth for asthma, constipation, liver disease, and other conditions. But there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

The jequirity plant contains many chemicals. Some chemicals in the leaves and root may help with allergy symptoms, improve blood sugar levels, slow blood clotting, reduce swelling, and kill bacteria, tapeworms, or cancer cells. Jequirity bean contains abrin, which is toxic to cells in the body.

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