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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Horse Gram

What is Horse Gram
It is a dark brown lentil which round and flattened in shape. Horse gram is known to have many therapeutic effects but not scientifically proven though it has been recommended in ayurvedic  medicine to treat renal stones, piles,edema etc. It is rich in iron, calcium molybdenum, polyphenols which have high antioxidant capacity, and hemagluttinin which is a substance found in antibodies and autoimmune functions.
Horse Gram (Macrotyloma uniflorum) is one of the lesser known beans. The whole seeds of horse gram are generally utilized as cattle feed. However, it is consumed as a whole seed, as sprouts, or as whole meal in India, popular especially in southern Indian states. Medical uses of these legumes have been discussed.

Health Benefits

Horse gram helps in lowering cholestrol level and also reduces flatulence.

Women with menstural problem like heavy bleeding, and irregular periods can benefit by taking horse gramwater or intaking horse gram soups or horse gram sprouts to daily diet. Taking horse gram after delivery will stop the heavy bleeding. In general women can take 1 tspn of horse gram powder daily early in the morning. Pregnant women need to avoid this, but it can be taken only after delivery.

It is known to have phenols which help in Weight Loss. 

In general one can say that intake of horsegram helps in fufiling the fibre need of the body.

Medical disclaimer:
The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. It is not to be used to diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications.

Names In Other Languages for Horse Gram(Arabic, Assamese, Bengali,Chinese, French, German, Gujarati,Hindi, Kannada, Malay, Malayalam, Oriya, Sinhala, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu)::

Nutritional value

Note: * Nutritive value / 100 gms of raw ingredients  

Read more:Nutrition Value in HORSE GRAM - whole
Horse Gram Substitute

Chana dal OR split peas OR black-eyed peas

Where it can be used

Horse Gram can be used in Salad, Soups, Vegetable gravy, powder to be mixed with Rice, Chutneys

How to Store

1 comment:

  1. pls tel me how t eat r drink because im suffering from kidney problem



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