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Lupinus luteus  L.


Botanical Name


Lupinus luteus L.

English Name


Yellow lupine, Lupino amarillo, European yellow lupine



Lupinus odoratus Heller.





General Info


Plants are 20-80 cm high. Stems are short and hirsute, with intensive branching in the lower part. Leaf consists of 7-9 (11) ovate-oblong or lanceolate leaflets, prolated at the basis, densely villous on both sides, sized 30-60 х 8-15 mm; stipules of the rosetted leaves are crescent and chuffy on stalks, linear-obovate in shape. Inflorescence is an elongated truss, 5-25 cm long, set on a peduncle of 5-12 cm; flowers are verticillate, odorous. Floral bracts are small-sized, obovate, silky-pubescent, easily falling; upper labium of a calyx is bipartite, the lower one has 3 small denticles; corolla is 14-16 mm long, bright goldish-yellow in color. Pods are elongated, 40-60 х 10-14 mm, densely villous, 4-6-seeded, with oblique partitions between seeds. Seeds are 5,5-6,5 mm in diameter, spherical-reniform, oblate, variable colouring - from pinkish, brown and yellowish up to dark-violet and mottled.

Herb Effects

Used as anesthetic, arrhythmogenic, cardiotoxic, cyanogenic, emetic, sialagogue and vermifuge.





Medicinal Use

Indicated in dysuria, pain, sores, ulcers and worm troubles.


James A Duke and Maryl Fulton. Handbook of Medicinal Herbs - 2nd Edition, P:805, CRC Press July 2002.



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