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(Broad ) VICIA FABA
---Medicinal Action and Uses---Broad Beans are not used medicinally in the form of extracts, but they do play an important role in dietetics, particularly in the treatment of conditions which require a vegetarian diet. They are an important source of protein
The distilled water of the flowers is good
to clean the face and skin from spots and wrinkles. The water distilled from
the green husks is held to be effectual against the stone, and to provoke
urine. Bean flour is used in poultices to assuage inflammations rising upon
wounds, and the swelling of women's breasts caused by curding of their milk,
and represses their milk.
BEANS ( PHASEOLUS VULGARIS)
Dried and beat to a powder they are
great strengtheners of the kidneys.