Bean pod tea is used to reduce high blood sugar levels and has been a home remedy in Europe for centuries. Use the green pods, before the seeds are ripe. Chop and add water. Bring to a boil then turn off the heat and let the covered pan sit overnight to steep. In the morning strain the tea and drink a small amount each day. What kind of bean? Well, you can use green beans, kidney or pinto beans or any bean as long as the pod is still green. For the most part, this means you must grow your own beans so you can pick the pods while still green.