Black gram

Scientific name of Black gram: Vigna mungo

Synonyms: Phaseolus mungo / Phaseolus viridissimus

Name of Black gram in different languages:-

English: Black gram, mung bean, Urad bean

Sanskrit: माषः mashah

Hindi: उरद urad, उर्द urd

Tamil: உழுந்து uluntu

Malayalam: Uzhunnu- ഉഴുന്ന്

Plant description:

Black gram is a sub-erect or trailing annual herb, densely hairy, grows to the height up to 50 cm, bushy, branched. leaves are simple, hairy, leaflets small, green ovate pubescent, three foliate and ovate. The flowers are yellow with purple tinges. The seeds are shining green, cylindrical, 9 to11 seeds contain in a pod, length up to 7 cm.

Useful plant parts: Whole plant, Seeds

Medicinal uses Black gram

To treat skin diseases, as cosmetics, Scabies, burning sensation, Vata, Pitta disorders.

In Ayurveda, Black Gram (Urad Dal) is known for its therapeutic properties:

  1. Strengthens Muscles: Boosts muscle health and provides energy.
  2. Digestive Support: Aids digestion and helps manage gastrointestinal issues.
  3. Balances Vata Dosha: Alleviates symptoms associated with Vata imbalance.
  4. Nourishes Tissues: Promotes tissue regeneration and rejuvenation.
  5. Boosts Stamina: Enhances physical endurance and overall vitality.
  6. Aphrodisiac Properties: Supports reproductive health and vitality.
  7. Anti-inflammatory: Reduces inflammation, potentially easing joint pain.
  8. Diuretic Effects: Assists in flushing out toxins from the body.
  9. Rich in Iron: Helps combat anemia and boosts overall hemoglobin levels.
  10. Promotes Spermatogenesis: Supports healthy sperm production in males.

Always consult an Ayurvedic practitioner for personalized advice and treatment based on your unique health circumstances.

Medicinal Properties: Anti-oxident, narcotic and diuretic.

It is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurvedic medicine like:

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