Kidney bean pods (without seeds) (Phaseoli fructus sine semine)

Published March 13, 1986; Revised March 13, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Samenfreie Gartenbohnenhülsen

Name of Drug

Phaseoli fructus sine semine, kidney bean pods (without seeds).

Composition of Drug

Seed-free pods of Phaseolus vulgaris L. [Fam. Fabaceae], as well as preparations in effective dosage.

The drug contains flavonoids, phaseolin and chemically related phytoalexins.


Supportive treatment for inability to urinate.


None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.


Unless otherwise prescribed:

Daily dose:

5 - 15 g of herb; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Comminuted herb for decoctions and other galenical preparations for internal use.


Weakly diuretic.