Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Fabaceae
Genus : Psophocarpus
Species : tetragonolobus DC.
Common Name
English Name : Goa bean
Hindi Name : -
Manipuri Name : Tengnoumanbi
Other Details
Habit : Climbing herb
Parts Use : Leaf, Pod and Seed.
Preparation : Dried seeds ground for powder. Young tender pods are succulent and eaten raw or cooked.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : Tender pods contain calcium, iron, thiamine and ascorbic acid. Pods are rich in proteins, potassium and vitamin B complex. Young leaves contain Vitamin A and C. Seeds yield a fatty oil.
Ailment Treated : Seed powder is used in cough specially for children. Young leaves used as fodder and also eaten as a vegetable.
Source : Cultivated in private vegetable gardens.