Surprising Medicinal Uses of Hyacinth Bean

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Are you familiar with hyacinth beans? If not, you are just in luck. Why? Because in this post, we will talk about the medicinal uses of hyacinth bean, how to use it, and what part of the plant you can only use.

The hyacinth bean also called Lablab purpureus, belongs to the Fabaceae family. It is native to Africa, but today it is farmed as a source of food throughout the tropics.

The hyacinth bean is a climbing vine that is both wild and widely cultivated, and it has a long and smooth stem. The leaves have a long stem and are not equally shaped on both sides. 

The clusters of blooms can be either purple or white. The pods, which have a purple border, are considered to be a vegetable. The pod is harvested before it has fully matured.

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What are hyacinth bean’s medicinal uses?

1. To bring down or get rid of a fever.

2. Improves tone and strength in the abdominal region.

3. For its use as an antiseptic.

4. As a treatment for sudden stomach pain, vaginal and urethral inflammation, and heavy or irregular periods.

5. When it comes to venomous snake bites.

6. Offers relief to ears that have been irritated.

How to make use of Hyacinth Bean?

Medicinal Uses of Hyacinth Bean Relief ear The PlantTube
  • Intake of the cooked seeds will bring about a reduction or elimination of fever, as well as strengthen and give tone to the stomach. The seeds have a disinfecting effect.
  • Infusions made from the leaves can be used to treat heavy bleeding during menstruation, severe abdominal pain, and inflammation of the vagina and urethra.
  • Inflammation in the ear can be treated using the juice that is collected from the pods.

Parts used:

The entirety of the hyacinth bean plant, with the exception of the roots.


The hyacinth bean root should not be used in any way because it contains a toxin.

Disclaimer: This is for informational purposes only.

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