English: Cowpea, Horse gram
Tamil: Kaanam, Kollu
Malayalam: Karutha Muthira-കറുത്ത മുതിര
It is annual herb, sub-erect or trailing many branched; leaves are arranged alternately, stipulate, trifoliate, and ovate, up to 5. cm long, flowers are in axillaries, color yellow, 1.8 cm. long; contain 5 to 6 seeds are shining black, in pods, size up to 5.0 cm long, ellipsoid and flattened.
Useful plant parts:
To treat Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, cholesterol, piles, colic, epitasis, hiccup, abdominal lump, bronchial asthma flatulence, ulcer etc.
Linoleic acid coumesterol, glycoproticin, psoraliding; dolichin A and dolichin B, 2-hydroxy-genistein, β-sitosterol, coumesterol, delbergiodin, genistein, isoferreirin, keivitone, phaseollidin, pyranoside.
10-15 seeds boiled in one glass of water and kept it for a night, in the early morning drank it in empty stomach. Repeat this for one week and stop for one week and the repeat the process for one week, then check the cholesterol.
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