Black gram or black lentil is known as urad dal in Hindi. In texts of ayurveda this bean is known as “MASHA”. The scientific name of Urad dal is ‘VignaMungo’.
Urad dal is unique in the plant kingdom, as it contains Essential Fatty Acids or EFA. They are so called because our bodies cannot produce it even though it is an essential nutrient for the human body, especially for the human brain.
Urad dal is used as a major ingredient in Indian cuisine for preparing a healthy diet. Urad dal has protein, fat, and carbohydrates which is required by the body. This dal is one of the richest sources of proteins and Vitamin B.
IT HAS OTHER BENEFITS ALSO:
The best benefit of ingesting urad dal is that it increases digestion because of its rich fiber content. Urad dal benefits the health as it has both soluble and insoluble fiber which is good for digestion and also prevents constipation.
Urad dal also has various beauty benefits. Applying urad dal face packs is good for the skin as it prevents the formation of fine lines. Moreover, black gram also helps get a fair and flawless skin.
ACTION ON MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
Urad dal is considered as a natural aphrodisiac as it treats sexual dysfunction. It increases sperm count and sperm motility.(Increases quality and quantity of semen). It is very effective in erectile dysfunction (impotence) and premature ejaculation.
Action on female reproductive system: This herb is effective in dysmenorrhea and primary amenorrhea .It increases milk secretion in lactating mothers.
Apart from above mentioned medicinal properties, black gram also helps in increasing body bulk and body energy level. It strengthens the body and increases lifespan.