Wild Bean

Phaseolus polystachios

General Information:

The wild bean is a herbaceous, perennial climbing plant that grows in temperate regions. It is commonly found climbing on shrubs, in moist thickets, deciduous forests, deep swamps, and sometimes on hillsides. It can grow up to 9 feet long and produces purplish flowers that are pollinated by insects. 

Medicinal Uses:

Most commonly, the wild bean is used for obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, and many other conditions. The extract of the dry beans or husk of the plant. 

Did You Know:

The wild bean is edible and is a wild relative of a lima bean. It has smaller fruits but can be dried, stored and cooked in the same way. It also has chemical properties that allows it to fix nitrogen and resist white mold.