Hyacinth Bean



Hyacinth bean is a climbing plant that produces seeds (beans). The seeds, pods, leaves, flowers, and roots are eaten. The seeds are used as medicine.

People take hyacinth beans by mouth to prevent pregnancy and for diarrhea and stomach disorders.

How it works

Hyacinth bean might prevent pregnancy by disrupting the lining of the uterus. It might also have antifungal and insecticidal activity.


Not Proven
Birth control
Stomach disorders
Other conditions


Possibly unsafe

Hyacinth beans are POSSIBLY UNSAFE when eaten raw and in large amounts. Raw hyacinth beans contain certain chemicals, called cyanogenic glycosides, which can be poisonous.



Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of hyacinth bean during pregnancy andbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Hyacinth Bean.


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