Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Fabaceae
Genus : Vicia
Species : faba Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Broad bean
Hindi Name : Bakla
Manipuri Name : Hawaimubi
Other Details
Habit : Hispid tall herb
Parts Use : Leaf, Pod and Seed
Preparation : Pods are used for preparation of traditional chutney called as “eronba”. Leaves crushed for decoction.
Mode of use : Decoction and Fresh
Ingredients : Seeds contain high percentage of protein besides carbohydrates, fatty oil and minerals. Tender pods are rich in Vitamin A, B and C. Plant contain high amount of carotene.
Ailment Treated : Decoction of leafy shoot is diuretic. Seeds are aphrodisiac. Pods and seeds are digestive.
Source : Cultivated extensively in valley areas.