English :Broad bean
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :faba Linn.
Habit :Hispid tall herb
Parts Used :Leaf, Pod and Seed
Mode of Preparation :Pods are used for preparation of traditional chutney called as “eronba”. Leaves crushed for decoction.`
Mode of use :Decoction and Fresh
Ingredients :Seeds contain high percentage of protein besides carbohydrates, fatty oil and minerals. Tender pods are rich in Vitamin A, B and C. Plant contain high amount of carotene.
Ailment Treated:Decoction of leafy shoot is diuretic. Seeds are aphrodisiac. Pods and seeds are digestive.
Source:Cultivated extensively in valley areas.