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Linn. non-Roxb. & auct.

Synonym ► Vigna mungo (Linn.) Hepper.

Family ► Papilionaceae; Fabaceae.

English ► Kidney Bean, Black Gram.

Ayurvedic ► Maasha. (P. sublobatus Roxb. and Teramnus labialis Spreng. are equated with Maashaparni; dried aerial parts are used.) Phaseolus dalzellii Cooke and P. sublobatus Roxb. are known as Maashaparni in Kerala.

Unani ► Urd-Siyaah.

Siddha/Tamil ► Ulunthu.

Action ► Used as a pulse. In the form of a confection, used for leucorrhoea and seminal debility. Oil extracts of the pulse is used externally in rheumatism, contracted knee, stiff shoulder. Root—used as a poultice for inflammations and abscesses. Narcotic.

Teramnus labialis Spreng. (grows wild): The whole plant is used in rheumatism, paralysis, nervous diseases, haemoptysis and catarrh of respiratory tract.

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