Brown Horse Gram[கொள்ளு பருப்பு]
Rich in protein
It is a small grain with high protein content. The protein in it helps our body grow, tissues work properly and repair damaged tissues.
If you include it regularly in your diet, it will help you lose weight. Take a handful of kollu and soak it in water on the first day and eat it on an empty stomach in the morning for quick weight loss. Unnecessary fats in the body will decrease.
If you boil it with water and drink that water, it cures common cold. If eaten sweetly, respiratory problems such as body aches and asthma will be cured; Relieves respiratory distress; It also cures fever.
It is also rich in nutrients needed to boost immunity in the body. This will make the body parts stronger. Protects from disease. Strengthens bones and nerves. It can be boiled with rice and consumed as porridge. Thus, appetite is eliminated; The body becomes strong.
Dissolves kidney stones!
If you eat it along with cooking, it dissolves and expels small kidney stones. In particular, a recent research says that “Calcium oxalate can help dissolve kidney stones”. Also, if you take a little of Kollu and Indupi and boil it with a liter of water, it dissolves the stones in the internal organs like kidneys and urinary tract.
Increase sperm count!
It contains calcium, phosphorus, iron and amino acids. They increase the sperm count in men and help in removing infertility.
A measure of the amount of sugar in the food we eat is called the “Glycemic Index”. As this measurement increases, the blood glucose level increases. But Kallu belongs to the anti-hyperglycemic food category. Hence, it is also good for diabetics.
It is used in Siddha and Ayurveda to dissolve kidney stones, hemorrhoids and blood clots.
It contains iron, calcium (lime), molybdenum, polyphenols. They protect our cells/organisms by preventing harmful oxygen. They are therefore believed to contain important anti-oxidation factors.
It is also known to melt body fat and tighten the body. It is a good medicine for people suffering from anxiety and heart disease.
By feeding it to people suffering from phlegm and colic, it helps expel phlegm from the body.
Drinking water boiled from the bark is used to control fever and colds.
It is used as a medicine for menstrual disorders in women.
The sprouted pulp is rich in vitamins A, B and C. It is also said to be rich in iron and potassium which are essential elements for the body .
It is found in Tamil cuisine as avial, duvayal, rasam, and engenyal.