Sanskrit name: Kulath
Botanical name: Macrotyloma uniflorum
Habitat: It is grown all over India.
- Rasa (Taste): bitter, astringent
- Virya (action): Heating
- Vipaka (Pst digestive action): bitter
- Doshas (constitution): Balances Vata and Kapha but may aggravate pitta.
Horse Gram is rich in B-complex vitamin and proteins. It is helpful in digestion related problem, kidney stone, liver related problems, hypertension.
The plant has some antioxidant properties as well which can be used in pregnancy related complication.