- What other names is Lathyrus known by?
- What is Lathyrus?
- How does Lathyrus work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Lathyrus.
Despite serious safety concerns, Lathyrus sativus is used in unleavened Indian bread. Lathyrus seeds are eaten as food and used as animal fodder throughout the world.
The flowers of sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) are grown for their color and fragrance.
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muscle spasms, weakness, paralysis of leg muscles, weak heartbeat, decreased breathing, seizures, and death.
Lathyrus poisoning and its complications are rare in western countries, yet they have been documented for more than a century in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Despite the attempt to ban the sale of Lathyrus sativus in several states of India, distribution continues. To deactivate the poison, several methods have been tried. Typically they involve soaking the seeds in water followed by steaming or sun drying. Roasting the seeds at high temperatures for twenty minutes also helps to destroy the poison. However, these methods are only 80-85% effective.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to use lathyrus because it contains poisonous chemicals. Avoid use.
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