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Hi I have an indian bean tree that has flowered and now has long slender pods are these edible



A tea made from the seeds is used in the treatment of asthma and bronchitis and is applied externally to wounds[222]. The pods are sedative and are thought to have cardioactive properties[222]. Distilled water made from the pods, mixed with eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) and rue (Ruta graveolens) is a valuable eye lotion in the treatment of trachoma and conjunctivitis[7].
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So, I would guess that the beans are not edible as such.

1 Sep, 2010

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