Hyacinth Bean (Bai Bian Dou) | (500g)

Hyacinth Bean (Bai Bian Dou) | (500g)

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  • About

    Hyacinth Bean, also known as Bai Bian Dou or Lablab purpureus, is the seed of the fragrant hyacinth plant. It has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries in cooking for its taste and health benefits.

    They are white in colour, with a hard texture and a slight odour. The seeds are usually dried and baked.


    Hyacinth Beans are herbs which may assist with treating vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea, fever, treat lethargy/fatigue, remove toxins from the body, treat alcohol & food poisoning, help eczema, treat Cholera, heal sore throats and snake bites, aid STD's and digestion while controlling cholesterol levels. 

    They can be used in a number of culinary dishes (see How to Use dropdown menu). 

    Why Choose Vita?

    Our herb range has been created for a variety of different health goals, for use in cooking recipes.

    The Chinese herbs used are grown using the authentic DaoDI concept (non-sulphur treated) to retain the highest quality ingredient. 

    500g bag

  • Benefits
    • Natural Ingredients - versatile, authentic Chinese herbs
    • Non-Sulphur Treated
    • Vegan & Vegetarian friendly
    • Gluten Free
    • Non-GMO
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  • The Hyacinth beans are also known as Indian Beans, Calavance and Egyptian beans around the globe. Hyacinth bean plants are also planted as ornamental plants in some areas.

    The hyacinth bean is used in curries, for adding flavour to rice dishes, especially used for preparing dishes like Akki Rotti in India. In some places, the flowers are also consumed directly.

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