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BEANS (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.
The flour and Fenugreek mixed with honey, and applied to felons, biles, bruises, or blue marks by blows, or the imposthumes in the kernels of the cars, helpeth them all, and with Rose leaves, frankincense, and the white of an egg, being applied to the eyes, helpeth them that are swollen or do water, or have received any blows upon them, if used in wine. Beans flour boiled to a poultice with wine and vinegar, and some oil put thereto, easeth both pains and swelling of the testicles. The husks boiled in water to the consumption of a third part thereof stayeth a lax, and the ashes of the husks, made up with hog's grease, helpeth the old pains, contusions and wounds of the sinews, the sciatica and gout.

BEANS ( PHASEOLUS VULGARIS)

Dried and beat to a powder they are great strengtheners of the kidneys.
It grows weakly, and its shoots must be sustained on poles. The blossom is of many colours: red, white, yellow, blackish or purple.
A homoeopathic tincture is used for rheumatism and urinary tract disorders. The pods have a diuretic action and are used as a remedy for diabetes. It is dangerous to consume beans uncooked. 

BALM BARLEY BILBERRIES BAY TRE BEANS
BLUE-BOTTLE BORAGE BETONY BIRCH TREE  BLACKBERRY
BUCKTHORN BASIL

Barberry