Canavalia ensiformis (L.) DC.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 80

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Canavalia ensiformis (L.) DC.
status

 

Canavalia ensiformis (L.) DC. 

Names.

Myanmar: pe-dalet, pe-dama. English: horse bean, jack bean, sword bean.

Range.

Pantropical.

Uses.

Fruit: Used as tonic and digestive.

Note.

Fresh immature seeds are considered poisonous.

Notes.

In China, the whole plant is pounded and applied to boils; the seed is used as a bechic, stomatic, and tonic, also to strengthen the kidney ( Duke and Ayensu 1985).

The medicinal uses of this plant in the Caribbean region, as well as its chemistry, biological activity, toxicity and dosages, are discussed by Germosén-Robineau (1997).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Canavalia