Botanical Name: Macrotyloma uniflorum
Tamil Name: கொள்ளு (வெள்ளை) – Vellai Kollu
Hindi Name: ग्राम – graam
Malayalam Name: ഗ്രാം – grāṁ
Telugu Name: గ్రామ – Grāma
About Horse Gram:
Horse Gram is a kind of bean commonly used in many South Indian states. This plant is native to different parts of India.
The edible seeds are highly nutritious and are used for culinary uses. They also have some medicinal uses. Raw horse gram is rich in polyphenols, flavonoids and proteins, the major anti-oxidants.
Raw horse gram seeds have the ability to lower high blood sugar following a meal, by slowing down carbohydrate digestion and decreasing insulin resistance.
Traditional medicinal texts describe its use for asthma, bronchitis, leucoderma, urinary discharge, kidney stones, and heart disease
The ayurvedic cuisine also recommends horse gram for jaundice or water retention.
Benefits of Horse Gram
Horse gram is the best source of iron so regular intake of this gram can maintain the right level of iron in your body and the body temperatures.
It has anti-hyperglycemic properties as a result the horse gram reduces insulin resistance.
In case of breathing issues make use of horse gram so that it eases breath and solves all the blocked spots due to congestion.
Due to the high amount of fiber, it can help in easing the bowel movement and relieves from constipation. It can fight against intestinal parasites and aids in digestion.
Horse Gram combats common cold, cough, and fever.
Horse Gram is a good herbal remedy to get rid of Kidney Stones. Due to the diuretic properties, it can easily dissolve the stones and remove them through urine.
Daily intake of Horse Gram reduces blood glucose levels and cures Diabetes.
Horse gram promotes sperm production and treats Infertility. It removes impurity and enhances the mobility of the semen.
It helps in reducing the fat and prevents from being obese. There are a lot more nutrients like protein, fibers, and fewer carbohydrates that help to maintain weight.
Seeds of horse gram can help in treating the urinary stones .