Horse gram, also known as kulthi dal, is a tropical and subtropical legume. For centuries, Ayurveda and Sri Lankan traditional healers have known about its therapeutic properties.

It's mostly used as a tonic, astringent, and diuretic, but it can also help with rheumatism, neuralgia, and other ailments. Horse gram seeds are high in natural phenols, primarily phenolic acids, flavonoids, and the primary antioxidants.

Horse gram is classified as animal fodder, and its full potential as a human diet component has yet to be realized. It can be eaten as seeds, sprouts, or as a complete meal. 

Kulthi Dal's Therapeutic Applications: 

The extract from these seeds is anti-adipogenic, anti-hyperglycemic, and anti-hypercholesterolemic. Horse gramme also protects the body from oxidative stress. Horse gram can be used as a variety of treatments as well as a nutritious diet. 

Horse gram, in addition to proteins and carbohydrates, has a high level of antioxidant and radical scavenging activity. It contains a lot of phytic acid, fibre, and phenolic acid, among other natural bioactive ingredients.

These bioactive chemicals hold great promise for treating a variety of conditions, including the common cold, streptococcus throat, fever, urinary stones, asthma, bronchitis, and leucoderma and kidney stones.

Other Names: Habbul Qillat, Habbul Qulth, Kulatta, Kalaya, Kulti, Bian dou, Horse-Gram , Dolic-a-deux Fleurs, Zwillingsblume, Kalthi, Kulthi, Kulathi, Kulti, Kurthi, Huruli, Hurali, Hulge, Krothe, Dolichos biflorus Linn, Kulthi, Hulga, Kuleeth , Sange Shikan, Kulatha, Kulastha, Khalakula, Vardhipatraka, Kulthi, Kultha, Macrotyloma Uniflorum

Benefits of Anti-diabetic Activity of Kulthi Dal:

  • Kulthi dal has a low glycemic index, making it an excellent diabetic dietary supplement.
  • It contains an alpha-amylase inhibitor, which aids in the management of diabetes by lowering serum glucose levels.
    • The seeds of kulthi dal aid in carbohydrate metabolism, delaying digestion and absorption.