Biology Question #845

Robert Young, a 16 year old male from Castleton, England asks on July 2, 2002,

I am currently conducting an experiment to do with the medicinal properties certain species of plants produce when they react to a yeast elicitor. I would like to know if there are any medicinal properties of the folliwing plants: Christia vespertilionis, Acacia mucronata, Dolichos lablab & Lathyrus annuus?

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The answer

Barry Shell answered on December 23, 2003

According to "Medical Botany" by Lewis & Lewis, John Wiley & Sons, 2003, Dolichos lablab and Lathyrus annuus are both poisonous plants. They are not listed as having medicinal qualities.

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