Good Sign Urad Dal 450g
Urad dal is also known as Black gram in English and Masha in Ayurveda. It is used for various medicinal purposes in Ayurvedic system of medicine. It is a rich source of nutrition and helps boost energy.
Urad dal is rich in fibers which help improves digestion. It may also help manage constipation by promoting bowel movements due to its laxative property. Regular consumption of Urad dal improves sexual desire in men which in turn helps manage sexual dysfunction due to its aphrodisiac property
. Urad dal is also considered to be good for diabetes as it improves insulin secretion and sensitivity
According to Ayurveda, adding Urad dal to your daily diet helps in weight gain due to its Guru (heavy) and Balya nature.
Applying the paste of Urad dal along with rose water and honey on the face helps promote skin whitening as it reduces melanin production and promotes skin health. Urad dal hair mask can be applied on the hair scalp to help strengthen and lengthen hair as well as manage dandruff.
HOW TO USE URAD DAL
A. Cooked Urad dal
B. Urad dal flour
- Soak about 200g of whole Urad dal (Black) for 3-4 hours and drain the water.
- Pressure cook in 2-3 cups of water in a pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles.
- Switch off the gas and keep it aside.
- Add 1 tablespoon desi ghee in a pan and let it heat for some time.
- Put some ghee in a separate pan, add cumin seeds, red chillies, garlic, ginger, onion, chilli powder and salt. When it is cooked a bit, add it to the Urad dal and cook for some time.
- Garnish with coriander leaves.
- Wash and soak ½-1 cup of Urad dal in water for 2-3 hours.
- Drain the water and grind Urad dal with chana dal with little water to make a smooth paste.
- Add coriander, green chilli, ginger and chopped dry coconut to the batter. Mix it very well.
- Add 2-3 cups of rice flour and a pinch of hing to the batter.
- Heat oil in a pan and add make a few lemon-sized balls of the batter with a hole in the middle in your palms.
- Put the batter in the oil and let it fry.
- Cook on both sides till they become golden brown in color.
- Have it with coconut chutney in breakfast.
BENEFITS OF URAD DAL
Wrinkles are due to aging, dry skin and lack of moisture. According to Ayurveda, it is due to an aggravated Vata. Urad dal helps in controlling wrinkles and increases moisture content in the skin because of its Snigdha (oily) nature. Urad dal also removes black spot on the skin when used with honey.
a. Take 1-2 teaspoon of whole white Urad dal powder.
b. Make a paste with milk or honey.
c. Apply on the affected area.
d. Wait for 20-30 minutes.
e. Wash it with cold water.
2. Joint Pain
Urad dal helps to reduce bone and joint pain when massaged on the affected area. According to Ayurveda, the bones and joints are considered a site of Vata in the body. Pain in the joints is mainly due to Vata imbalance. A massage with Urad dal helps to reduce joint pain due to its Vata balancing property.
a. Take boiled Urad dal and mash it well.
b. Place it in a cotton cloth (Potali).
c. Apply Sesame oil on the affected area and massage using the Urad dal potali.
d. Repeat this to get rid of joint pain in arthritis.
3. Hair loss
Urad dal helps to control hair fall and promote hair growth when applied to the scalp. This is because hair fall is mainly due to an aggravated Vata dosha in the body. Urad dal acts on hair fall by balancing Vata dosha. It also promotes new hair growth and removes excessive dryness. This is due to its Snigdha (oily) and Ropan (healing) properties.
a. Take boil and mashed Urad dal.
b. Mix it with coconut oil.
c. Apply to the scalp and hair.
d. Wait for 1-2 hours and wash with a herbal shampoo.
e. Repeat this to manage excessive dryness and control hair fall.
HOW TO USE URAD DAL
1. Urad dal face mask
a. Soak ½ cup of Urad dal overnight and make a paste in the morning.
b. Add 2 tablespoons of rose water to it.
c. Add 1 tablespoon of glycerin to the paste.
d. Add 2 tablespoons of almond oil to the mixture and make a smooth paste.
e. Apply the paste on your face and leave it to dry for about 15-20 minutes.
f. Wash it off with cold water.
2. Urad dal hair mask
a. Soak 2-3 tablespoons of Urad dal and 1 tablespoon of methi (fenugreek) seeds in water overnight.
b. Add Urad dal, methi seeds, 5-6 hibiscus flowers and seeds and some water in a grinder to make a smooth paste.
c. Add amla, shikakai powder, 1 whole egg and juice of ½ a lemon to this paste.
d. Apply this mixture on your hair and scalp.
e. Leave it for at least 1 hour.
f. Wash it off with shampoo and conditioner.
Health Benefits Of Urad Dal:
1. Improves Digestion
Urad dal is rich in fibre, both soluble and insoluble, which is known improve our digestion. Dietary fibre in urad dal help bulk up the stool and stimulate peristaltic motion. If you are suffering from diarrhoea, constipation, cramps, or bloating, include urad dal in your diet to get rid of all these troubles. Moreover, urad dal is effective in healing piles, colic disorder and is known to be a good liver stimulant.
2. Protects Heart
Urad dal is contains high quantities of fibre, magnesium and potassium, which are extremely beneficial for our heart health. It keeps our cardiovascular system healthy by maintaining the cholesterol levels and prevent atherosclerosis. The potassium is known to reduce improve the blood circulation process of your body and helps in preventing any damage to the walls of your arterial walls.
3. Boosts Energy
Urad dal is high in iron content, which helps increasing the overall energy levels in your body and keeps you active. Iron helps in stimulating production of red blood cells, which is responsible for carrying oxygen to all your body organs. It is essential for pregnant women who have a higher chance of iron deficiency. Consuming urad dal regularly increases your energy significantly as it replenishes the body's iron stores.
4. Improves Bone Health
Urad dal contains important minerals such as magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus and calcium, which play an important role in improving your bone mineral density. Consuming urad dal regularly will help you prevent bone related problems and maintain your bone health.
5. Strengthens Nervous System
Urad dal strengthens our nervous system and makes our brain function healthy. It is used in various ayurvedic medicines to cure nervous debility, partial paralysis, facial paralysis and other disorders.
6. Helps Manage Diabetes
For controlling diabetes, the most important thing is to maintain and monitor your diet. Urad dal can be a great help in doing so, as it is rich in fibre and helps in regulating the amount of nutrients that is absorbed by the digestive tract. It helps you to maintain your sugar and glucose levels, making your diabetes much more manageable.
7.Reduces Pain And Inflammation
You can use urad dal to get instant relief from pain and inflammation. Urad dal contains high amount of vitamins and minerals, which help in boosting your metabolism. A paste of urad dal can be applied topically to your aching joints and muscles for relief. But that's not it, urad dal also helps in decreasing your oxidative stress as well.
8. Good For Skin And Hair
Urad dal is extremely rich in minerals and vitamins that help in reducing any kind of skin irritation. Moreover, urad dal helps get rid of marks and spots and bring more oxygenated blood that gives radiant and glowing skin. Urad dal can also help you to get rid of tans, sunburns, and can lessen your acne. Urad dal is also beneficial for your hair, too, as it is rich in minerals and essential fatty acids that help in controlling your dry and brittle hair.