Sep. 9, 2021

hyacinth bean, Lablab purpureus

Hyacinth bean has been cultivated for more than four millenia. Even so, some say you have to boil the pods in several changes of water before they are trully edible. The beans and pods are particulaly popular in south Asia. The rest of what you can do with a chemical extracted from this plant might best remain secret, or it could become the next Invermectin. Wait, no it couldn't, because if you take it, it won't hurt you! Aha! But of course it won't inhibit THE infection either. But it does affect influenza and SARS. Hyacinth bean has many names. The hyacinth moniker comes as much from its purple pods as from the flowers. It has been reported from FL, GA, HI, MA, MD, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, WV, and ON. Matthaei Garden, UM, 9/6/12. Bean family,