Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 01:48:44 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Many benefits of horse gram

Horse gram has been found to play a vital role in treatment of kidney stones

  Horse gram has been found to play a vital role in treatment of kidney stones
photo by

By
07th-Dec-2018       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Weekend Plus Desk :
Interest in the therapeutic effects of natural plant-based remedies is historical and medicinal plants have been valued for millennia and all over the world to prevent and treat ailments especially as they are safe, cost-effective and less painful. Kulath ki daal, or kulthi is one such legume which has been found to play a vital role in the treatment of kidney stone disease.
It is estimated that about 12 per cent of the world’s population experiences renal stones, also called renal calculi. The importance of horse gram was well recognised by the folk medicine as a potential therapeutic agent to treat kidney stones, urinary diseases, piles, common cold, throat infection, fever, lowering cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels etc. Horse gram water was prescribed for treating jaundice.
Horse gram, native to the old world tropical regions and has been cultivated in India since prehistoric times. Nowadays, horse gram is cultivated in southern Asia, mainly from India to Myanmar, for the poor. It is also grown and used as a forage and green manure in many tropical countries, especially Africa.
Several scientific studies over the years have confirmed the use of this legume in breakdown and anti-calcifying effects on kidney stones. A recent study published in the Journal of the Association of Physicians of India in 2010 compared the effect of Kultha and potassium citrate on 47 patients with renal stones. It was concluded that Kulattha can be used to reduce the recurrence of calcium oxalate stone and had better results than the use of conventional potassium citrate.
Besides its effects on renal calculi, it has been found to reduce the risk of various other diseases due to presence of non-nutritive bioactive substances such as phytic acid, phenolic acid, fibre and enzymatic inhibitors. Essential fatty acids in horse gram have been found to slow the onset of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Horse gram seeds have also been recently shown to prevent atherosclerosis in animals and may be a potential functional food for prevention of high cholesterol and heart disease.
Human clinical trials have shown that flavonol and quercetin found in horse gram help in reducing blood pressure, improving endothelial function for beneficial cardiovascular effects, and decreasing the intensity of knee osteoarthritis and asthma. It has also been found to be useful as a hypoglycaemic agent and, therefore, may have a potential role in management of diabetes. Scientists from the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology have found that unprocessed raw horse gram seeds not only possess anti-hyperglycemic properties but also have qualities which reduce insulin resistance.
Rich in protein, iron, calcium and polyphenols and consumed by the poorest section of the society, this popular indigenous pulse needs to be recognised and explored further as a source of nutrition and nutra-ceuticals compounds.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Why youths taking life risk to get a job in foreign lands?


STATE Minister for Foreign Affairs yesterday said the government has taken zero tolerance policy against illegal migration. "Our government will not tolerate any illegal practices in migration. Even a single case of harassment and a life lost is important... one success story of reaching Europe illegally cannot be an example ...

City »

Bangladesh Sammilita Peshajibi Parishad formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday demanding release and proper treatment of BNP Chief Begum Khaleda Zia.


Football »

Japan's Honda quits Melbourne Victory after one season


AFP, Melbourne :Japanese superstar Keisuke Honda Tuesday announced he will leave Melbourne Victory this week after one season as he pursues new challenges.The former AC Milan striker, one of the highest profile names in Asian football, was an instant hit with fans, with his early season form drawing rave reviews.However, ...

International »

India's Congress urges workers to ignore ominous exit polls, be vigilant


Reuters, New Delhi :India's main opposition Congress party has told its workers not to lose heart and to remain vigilant at vote-count centers after exit polls predicted a clear election victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The counting of votes cast in the seven-phase general election will take place on Thursday, ...

National »

EED implements Tk 2259.12 cr uplift schemes in Rajshahi divn


BSS, Rajshahi :Education Engineering Department (EED) has implemented 5403 schemes involving around Tk 2259.12 crore in over last ten years in all eight districts under Rajshahi division.Implementation works of 503 other schemes are progressing with an estimated cost of around Tk 210.45 crore. Mijanur Rahman Engineer of EED, here said ...

Business & Economy »

Gazi Yar Mohammed, Agent Banking Head of ONE Bank Limited and Meskat Hossain Rakib, Director of Piickme Limited, exchanging an agreement signing document at the corporate office of the Bank in the city recently. Under the deal, OK Wallet customers will be able to make ride sharing payment and enjoy cash back and attractive prizes.


Entertainment »

Sonam Kapoor's first look from Cannes 2019


Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor took time out for a brand photoshoot on her day two of Cannes 2019. The actor shared photos from the French Riviera on her social media accounts. Her sister Rhea Kapoor too shared photos as the Bollywood diva got ready for the photoshoot of a perfume ...

Entertainment »

It is holiday time for Sreelekha


Sreelekha Mitra is on a summer break. The actress, who was busy dubbing for films, has finally wrapped up her work and is chilling at her place right now. "Gorome ami dysfunctional hoye jai," she told us, adding, "I just finished dubbing Anik Dutta's Barunbabur Bandhu. While the film mainly ...

Editorial »

Save farmers, buy rice directly from them


DESPITE prevailing agony and dissatisfaction among the farmers across the country over the low price of paddy than their cost, the government has no plan to compensate or complying farmers' demand to procure directly instead of mediators - the millers. In the last couple of days we see farmers are ...

Football »

Mbappe wants responsibility, 'maybe at PSG, maybe elsewhere'


AFP, Paris :Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe fuelled speculation surrounding his future on Sunday, saying that he wants "responsibilities, maybe at PSG, maybe elsewhere".The 20-year-old backed up his excellent 2018 World Cup, where he scored four times as France won the trophy, by netting 38 times for PSG this season.He ...

International »

Russia air strikes kill 10 civilians in northwest Syria


AFP, Syria :Clashes between regime forces and jihadists raged Monday on the edge of the region held by Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate, following the deadly air raids overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.The Idlib region controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham is supposed to be protected from a government ...

City »

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina being greeted with bouquet by the leaders of Buddhist community at Ganobhaban on Monday on the occasion of Buddha Purnima , a religious festival of the community.


Entertainment »

Mamo in new telefilm


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :In last Boishakh, National Film Award winner actress Zakia Bari Mamo’s acting was highly appreciated among the viewers in role of Anonna in Shihab Shahin directed web series titled Chena Pother Oporichita. During that time her acting was also appreciated in Sardar Rokon directed drama Tui Theke ...

Football »

Qatar officials say 48-team World Cup will not be 'imposed'


AFP, Doha :The organisers of the 2022 Qatar World Cup said on Saturday that "there will be no decision imposed" on the country to extend the tournament to 48 teams.Anticipation is mounting ahead of the final decision, due to be announced in Paris at the beginning of June, whether to ...

Editorial »

Protect the rivers from grabbers


THE National River Conservation Commission has warned a dozen of government officials for their inaction to free the River Meghna from grabbers and take action within seven days. The Commission had earlier directed the authorities to take action against the grabbers but nothing had happened. Frustrated, the Commission on May ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news