Phaseolus. Called also Kidney Beans, and it is cultivated for domestic use. It needs no description.
Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of French Beans:
The ordinary French Beans are of easy digestion, and make an excellent vegetable for the table. Dried and powdered they greatly strengthen the kidneys. A dram taken in wine occasionally, prevents stone, and removes obstructions in the kidneys and bladder. Shortness of breath is much relieved by their use.
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