Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet (= Dolichos lablab L.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 85-86

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

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scientific name

Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet (= Dolichos lablab L.)
status

 

Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet (= Dolichos lablab L.) 

Names.

Myanmar: nwai-pe. English: Bonavista bean, Egyptian bean, hyacinth bean, Indian bean, lablab bean, lubia bean.

Range.

Probably Old World; now widespread.

Uses.

Seed: Used as a febrifuge, stomachic, and antispasmodic.

Notes.

In India the seed is used for a febrifuge, an antispasmodic, a stomachic, and an aphrodisiac ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). In China the whole plant is decocted for use in alcoholic intoxication, cholera, diarrhea, globefish poisoning, gonorrhea, leucorrhea, nausea, and thirst. The stem is used for cholera. The flower is used for leucorrhea, menorrhagia, and dysentery; as an antivinous, alexiteric, and carminative; and for "summer heat disorders". Fruit juice is employed for inflamed ears and throats. The "white seeds" are taken with vinegar for cholera morbus; also as an anthelmintic, astringent, digestive, and stomachic. It is further noted that the seeds are reportedly alexiteric, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, febrifuge, stomachic, and used for menopause ( Duke and Ayensu 1985). Perry (1980) discusses the species medicinal uses in China, the Malay Peninsula, and Indonesia.

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Lablab