Lupinus albus

Lupinus albus L

Leguminosae

  • Lupinus termis Forssk.
  • White Lupin
  • ترمس أبيض
  • turmus abiadh
  • תֻּרְמוּס תַּרְבּוּתִי
  • turmus tarbuti

Annual

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Lupinus albus L

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Ageing

Strengthen memory

Nootropic

Eat x5 raw seeds every morning daily. (TOXIC See CAUTIONS)

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Cardiovascular

Hypertension

Hypotensive

Eat x5 raw seeds every morning daily. (TOXIC See CAUTIONS.)

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Dermatological

Gangrenosis of skin

Anti-Infective

Apply powdered dried seeds to skin.

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Dermatological

Prevent hair regrowth after removal

Hair inhibitor

Prepare salve from powdered seeds + vinegar + honey & apply to skin.

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Dermatological

Psoriasis

Anti-inflammatory

Apply powdered dried seeds to skin.

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Dermatological

Remove freckles

Freckle remover

Prepare salve from powdered seeds + vinegar + honey & apply to skin.

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Dermatological

Skin swelling without a wound after blunt trauma

Vulnerary

Use water from cooked seeds to make dough + barley flour; apply as bandage to swollen area.

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Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes

Hypoglycemic

1. Macerate seeds in water for few days & eat. (Z)
2.Powder dried seeds & eat x1 tablespoon/ day. (Z)
3.Roast seeds & prepare a coffee-like drink. (Z)
4. Eat x5 raw seeds every morning daily. (B) (TOXIC See CAUTIONS.)

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Endocrine/ Metabolic

Obesity

Anti-obesity

Eat x5 raw seeds every morning daily. (TOXIC See CAUTIONS.)

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Gastrointestinal

Heal intestinal wounds/ lesions

Demulcent, Vulnerary

Preparation /Admin not specified.

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Gastrointestinal

Heartburn

Antacid

Preparation/ Admin not specified.

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Gastrointestinal

Regulate intestinal activity

Carminative, Stomachic

Preparation/ Admin not specified.

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Gastrointestinal

Stomachic & bitter

Bitter, Stomachic

Burn seeds over fire, grind into fine powder & drink x1 small cup of this coffee-like preparation after meals. (TOXIC See CAUTIONS.)

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Helminth infections

Worms

Anthelmintic, Vermifuge

Preparation /Admin not specified.

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Women`s Health

Contraception

Contraceptive

Eat x4 seeds directly after birth.(TOXIC See CAUTIONS)

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Women`s Health

Induce abortion

Abortifacient

Decoct seeds & drink x I cup/day in 1st stage of pregnancy; causes bleeding. (TOXIC See CAUTIONS.)

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Other Uses

Lupinus albus L

System/StateComplaint / Use Activity / Interpretation Preparation and Administration
Parts Used

Source
Culinary

Food

Nutritive

Macerate seeds in water for few days, rinse & eat + salt. (TOXIC See CAUTIONS)

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The authors of the Flora Palaestina Ethnobotany (FPE) web site do not take responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of the plants described here. Always seek advice from a health professional before using a plant medicinally or for other purposes

The seeds of Lupinus albus contain bitter tasting toxic alkaloids mainly as lupanine (57-86% of total alkaloid). Can cause vomiting in adults with acute intoxication reported after intake of 25-46 mg/kg body weight of lupin alkaloids. In small children 11-25 mg/kg body weight may be lethal. Symptoms of intoxication include cardiac arrythmias, diarrhea, difficulty swallowing, double vision, headache, salivation & prickling sensations.Toxicity is reported as being reduced by soaking seeds overnight, discarding water & changing water during cooking. Fungal toxins can invade crushed seeds and cause illness.