Canavalia ensiformis (L.) DC.
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|Canavalia ensiformis (L.) DC.|
Myanmar: pe-dalet, pe-dama. English: horse bean, jack bean, sword bean.
Fruit: Used as tonic and digestive.
Fresh immature seeds are considered poisonous.
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).
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