Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L) Taub is a moderate sized annual herb found throughout India as a cultivar for its pods used as vegetable. Plant is popular in indigenous system of medicines like Ayurveda, Siddha and discussed in various traditional literatures. In traditional medicines various parts such as leaves, seeds and pods are used in diabetes, asthma, inflammation, as Laxative, antibilious, appetite depressor (weight loss not observed) and hypolipidemic agent. The present review is therefore, an effort to give a detailed survey of literature on its phytochemistry, traditional and pharmacological uses.
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