As-Suyuti in "Medicine of the Prophet" said, "Hammas — [the] Chick-pea is hot and wet. The action of the black pea is stronger than that of the red and the action of the red than that of the white. The pea produces wind. It also stimulates sexual desires and increases the semen and milk. It beautifies the complexion and does to the body what leaven does to dough. Doctors have said: Sexual intercourse has need of three things. All these are present in the pea.”