Thursday, May 13, 2010

Horse gram or widely known as kollu, a common bean, available in abundance in Sri Lanka and neighbouring countries is a remedy for many health issues!

Kollu,or horse gram local bean but healthy friend


Nutritious and balanced

[ Kollu facts]
* Remedy for weakness of the body
* Helps dissolve kidney stones
* Reduces blood pressure and cholesterol
* Helps control obesity
* Cures menstrual problems
Horse gram or widely known as kollu, a common bean, available in abundance in Sri Lanka and neighbouring countries is a remedy for many health issues. This is often used as fodder for horses and cattle. But the little known fact is this dhal has amazing medicinal qualities.

It is recommended for general weakness, dissolving kidney stones and reducing blood pressure and cholesterol.Horse gram is extensively used by the people of Andhra Pradesh in their weight loss diet.

The consumption of the gram is also said to control obesity. Besides this, it is known to cure menstrual problems in women, as it purifies the blood. But despite its medicinal qualities, horse gram remains one of the most ignored beans, probably because of its moth-ball-like taste.

But even this can be disguised through proper preparation. It can be used in various recipes in place of other beans, or a sauce can be made out of this and used instead of soya sauce.

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