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Vigna mungo, known as black gram, black lentil, white lentil, black matpe bean, is a bean grown in Indian subcontinent. It, along with the mung bean, was placed in Phaseolus, but has since been transferred to Vigna. At one time it was considered to belong to the same species as the mung bean. The product sold as "black lentil" is usually the whole urad bean or urad dal. The product sold as "white lentil" is the same lentil with the black skin removed.

Types of Black Lentil (Urad Daal)
  1. Black Gram (Urad Dal)
  2. Whole Black Gram (Whole Urad Dal)
  3. Split Black Gram (Split Urad Dal)
Urad dal is the most esteemed pulse in India because of it rich nutritional value. Nowadays it has become very popular pulse in India. It is cultivated throughout Asia, western India and in Africa.Black Gram contain iron, calcium, phosphorus,

Hair Disorders: Washing hairs with cooked paste of black gram along with fenugreek makes hair thick and shiny.

Nervous Disorder: Soak urad dal in water for 6 hours then fry it in cow’s ghee, have it with half boiled egg to restore good mental health, overcoming nervous weakness, weakness of memory.

Sexual Dysfunction: Black gram is very effective aphrodisiac agent, it when soaked in water for 6 hour then fried in ghee draining excess water is a great sex tonic for improving impotency and thin semen.

Digestive Disorder: Black lentils decoctions (extracted essence of substance, through boiling) are very useful in treating dyspepsia, gastric catarrh and dysentery.

Diabetes: For treating milder diabetes one can have germinated black gram with half cup of bitter gourd juice and teaspoon of honey daily for 3-4 months.

Excessive intake of black gram can cause flatulence. It should not be consumed by those suffering of predisposed rheumatic diseases. It contains high concentration of oxalic acid hence should be avoided by urinary calculi (kidney Stone) sufferer.

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