English :Tree bean
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :javanica Merr.
Habit :Robust tree
Parts Used :Bark, Fruit & Inflorescence
Mode of Preparation :Bark is boiled for extract. Inflorescence & tender pod is eaten raw/cooked. Fruit/seed crushed & boiled for extract. Seeds are roasted for consumption. Inflorescence and fruit (pod) is edible and regarded as one of the most delicacy foods.
Mode of use :Decoction and Fresh
Ingredients :The associating pungent smell of P. javanica is due to the presence of thiazolidine-4-caboxylic acid, a cyclic sulfur containing amino acid.
Ailment Treated:Bark decoction is given for dysentery and diarrhoea. Roasted seeds eaten for stomach disorder. Tender pod is useful for intestinal disorder. Fruit/seed decoction is used for bleeding piles.
Source:Valley and hill areas. Generally cultivated in private lands as cash crop.