Name: Vicia faba L.
Harvest: the flowers in spring, the pods in early summer.
Properties: Sedative, diuretic.
Common names: Broad bean, excavations, pods.
Fava - Vicia faba: Property
Habitat: In Italy it only grows cultivated.
Parts used: The flowers and the pods.
Conservation: The flowers dry in the shade and are kept in bags, once dried in the sun, the pods shell and the seeds dry in the oven or boil.
Use: infusions of flowers and root decoctions for internal use.
Notes: Some varieties of the Vicia can cause fabism.