Black gram or black lentil is known as urad dal in Hindi. In texts of ayurveda this bean is known as “MASHA”. Black gram is a bean grown mainly in south Asia. The plant of this bean is erect and hairy. It is an annual herb. It has a tap root which branches to form branched roots. The cylindrical pod of this plant contains seeds. The pods are usually six cm long.
Ayurveda emphasizes on healthy diet and lifestyle to maintain normal body functions. Numerous causes like stress, unhealthy diet, reduced nutrition and sedentary lifestyles accelerate degenerative process in body.