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Kidney Beans

Other Names: Kidney Beans, Rajmah, Raajma, Phaseolus Vulgaris
Traditional Usages: Heart Disease, Aging, Alzheimer's Disease, Hernia, Impotence, Arthritis, Cramps, Eczema, Indigestion, Maintain Strong Bones, Supportive treatment for inability to urinate
Resources: Asia, US, Europe
Parts Used: Green Pods
Administration Method: Ground herb for decoctions
Herb Action: Weak diuretic

Kidney Beans – Herbal remedy for Kidney Stones: The shape of this bean may be indicative of its healing potential. Try removing the beans from inside the pods by soaking them overnight. Then boil the beans in water for 6-hours. This liquid can be strained through cheese cloth, cooled and taken throughout the day to ease kidney stone pain.

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