English Name: Lentil
Arabic Name: Adas
Urdu Name: Dal Masur
Family: Leguminosae | Distribution: Cultivated throughout the colder parts of India, Pakistan, Srilanka, Nepal, Bangladesh
Parts used: Seeds which contains proteins, vitamin-B, triacetin, luteolin, kaempferol, glycoside, 3,4,7 –trihydroxyflavone, proanthocyanidins, diglycosylphinidine
Medicinal Uses | Lens culinaris (Lentil) belongs to the family Legominaceae. It contains 26.64% protein, 54.97% carbohydrates, 0.43% fat, 49.11% starch per 100 g (dry) and 197 mg calcium, 53.2 mg sodium, 53.0 mg iron per kilograms. Used in astringent, constipating, diuretic, antibacterial, Diarrhea, dysentery, tumors, used for skin disease and general debility.