1. Legumes Edible parts -Seeds, Young pods, Leaves, Vegetable An evergreen herb of shrub. It is a climbing vine. It climbs to 6 m high. It can re-grow each year or live for a few years. Thestems are slender with long, slender branches. They are very hairy when young. The leaves are alternate with...
  2. 2006-07-20 Trichomes from Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. var. pruriens (also known as kewach or cow-itch) are effective in removing parasitic worms in pregnant does.
  3. 2003-01-20 In 1997 Milton Flores with CIDICCO in Honduras provided our seedbank with seed for a bush velvet bean that is being grown widely in Brazil. We have grown and distributed this bush velvet bean on a limited scale since that time, and now are offering it to our network.
  4. 1993-12-19 Velvet bean,Mucuna pruriens, hasprobably had more impact on farmers lives than any plant distributed from our seedbank.
  5. 1995-01-19 More information about detoxifying Velvet Beans.
  6. 1994-10-19 The use of cover crops in orchards and plantations. Since the early 1900s legumes have been used as cover crops in oil palm plantations in Asia. More recently it is being evaluated for other trees: soursop (Annona muricata) in Costa Rica, citrus in Honduras and Surinam, bananas in Panama, etc....
  7. 1995-01-19 Information about green manure and cover crop legumes.
  8. 1997-04-19 Information about seed set and nutrition of velvet beans.
  9. 1992-06-19 More discussion on consumption of Velvet Beans.
  10. Cowhage is a bean-like plant. It grows wild in the tropics, including India and the Bahamas, and its range may extend to southern Florida. The bean, seed, andhairof the bean pod are used to make medicine. The appropriate dose of cowhage depends on several factors such as the user's age, health,...