Health Benefits of Horse Gram

 

Horse Gram is a plant that produces a lentil related crop that has many health benefits. Horse Gram grows in China, India, and other tropical areas.

Horse Gram is full of great antioxidants and also hemagluttinin, which is found in antibodies, and other immune factors and contains a lot of polyphenols. Thus Horse Gram boosts your immune system helping you to ward off disease and have vitality.

Horse Gram contains lots of calcium, molybdenum, iron, and protein, and has been used in the treatment of kidney stones and edema because it’s also a good diuretic. And taking Horse Gram every morning for 3 to 4 months can help kidney stones disappear.

And Horse Gram has been used for weight loss, and also helps those suffering from coughs, colds, flues and phlegm… because it lowers fevers and helps the body to expel phlegm.

Horse Gram reduces gas and sooths the GI tract… in fact the lipids in Horse Gram seem to help with gastric ulcers in studies done on rats. Horse Gram lowers cholesterol levels and because Horse Gram is slightly anti-inflammatory in action it also sooths way skin rashes.

You can find Horse Gram at your local Asian or Indian Market or you can order it on line.

Paul Haider  – Master Herbalist

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2 Responses to Health Benefits of Horse Gram

  1. Tony O'Hara says:

    Horse Gram Is not the same as Cow Peas
    Horse Gram is Macrotyloma uniflorum
    Cow Pea is Vigna unguiculata
    They both might have the same medicinal effects; but I’m not a herbalist..so no comment!

    • paulhaider says:

      Hi-Tony,

      In some places in the world they call them cow peas, other places they call them different names.

      These are common names and they are sometimes confused with other plants.

      Some of the common names are used for many different plants so it is very confusing.

      Thanks for the comment

      Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist

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