Overview

Fava beans are a natural source of levodopa. However, it is toxic to persons who have a rare genetic disorder called G6PD deficiency.

Binomial Synonyms

  • Faba sativa Moench.

Other Common Names

  • Broad Bean
  • Faba Bean
  • Field Bean
  • Tic Bean
  • Tick Bean
  • Horse Bean
  • Silkworm Bean
  • Orchid Bean
  • Sichuan Beans
  • Ðâu móng heo
  • Dau mong heo
  • Habas

Pinyin Names

  • cándòu
  • can dou
  • lánhuadòu
  • lan hua dou
  • chuandòu
  • chuan dou

Ayurvedic Names

  • hawai-amubi