May 27, 2016

Lathyrus

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What other names is Lathyrus known by?

Caley Pea, Chícharo Hirsuto, Chickling Vetch, Chick-Pea, Doncenón, Everlasting Pea, Flat-Podded Vetch, Gesse, Gesse Articulée, Gesse des Bois, Gesse Clymène, Gesse Commune, Gesse Chiche, Gesse Hérissée, Gesse Sauvage, Gesse Tubéreuse, Guisante de Olor, Jarosse, Lathyrus cicera, Lathyrus clymenum, Lathyrus hirsutus, Lathyrus incanus, Lathyrus odoratus, Lathyrus pusillus, Lathyrus sativus, Lathyrus sylvestris, Pois Carré, Pois de Senteur, Singletary Pea, Spanish Vetchling, Sweet Pea, Wild Pea.

What is Lathyrus?

Lathyrus is a plant. People use it as medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, Lathyrus sativus is used in unleavened Indian bread. Lathyrus seeds are eaten as food and used as animal fodder throughout the world.

The flowers of sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) are grown for their color and fragrance.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Any medical use.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of lathyrus for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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