Dark circles under the eyes, stretch marks due to fluctuation in weight and dull skin are among the most common issues that ail not just women but men as well. Our lifestyles effect us and these days too much work, insomnia, lack of workout, stress have added to these problems. There is a dal which is well known to treat these problems and it is super tasty when cooked usingg the right recipes as well. 

The dal we are talking about is called kulith or hirse gram. It is found more in dry agricultural areas. In Himachal, Maharashtra and specifically the coastal Konkan region and Goa, it is often used to make pithla.  This legume has many health benefits. It is a very rich source of nutrients and antioxidants. According to Ayurveda, kulith has antifungal, antibacterial and astringent properties. Checkout the health benefits it has and then make the homemade pack for reaping its benefits for your skin.

Bowel Disturbance

Horse gram is a great source of fiber which makes it helpful in easing out the bowel movement and gives relief from constipation.

Kidney Stones

To keep kidney stones at bay, it is best to consumed cooked kulith dal on a regukar basis. It is said that this legume inhibits formation of calcium oxalate stones in kidneys, acting as a diuretic.


diabetes kulith

It is said that having this dal on a regular basis, helps a lot in reducing the blood glucose level. Not everyday but you can make it a part of your diet atleast twice a week. 

Weight Loss

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If you are among those who have embarked the weight loss journey and are looking for the right kind of food items then add kulith to your diet as it is low on carbohydrates more protein and fiber, contribute to weight loss.


To increase your immunity which is the need of the hour, make friends with kulith dal as it is said to be excellent for treating and avoiding fever, common cold, asthma and bronchitis. It is said to help in reliveing congestion and it also makes breathing easy. 

Beauty Benefits

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According to Celebrity Dietician Rujuta Diwekar, "The secret to a complete meal, healthy soil and glowing skin lies in these undervalued assets in our kitchen – the dals, legumes and pulses. Core pointers: 1.Prevents dark circles 2. Prevents stretch marks and wrinkles, 3. Promotes a toned body and 4. Soft supple skin."

She even shared om her Instagram that she has "tried using this as a kulith face mask from powder of this horse gram seed. Kulith powder is easily available in Indian grocery store."

Beauty Mask Using Kulith


  • 2 tsp horse gram powder
  • 1 tsp curd
  • Pinch of turmeric powder

How To Make

  • Mix all the ingredients and apply on the neck and face and leave it on for 15 minutes. 
  • When it becomes dry, wet your fingers and massage your face with a light hand in circular motions to use the mask as a scrub. 
  • Wash off with luke warm water. 
  • Apply a toner to balance your pH level and moisturise. 

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You Will Get

  • Soft skin
  • Get rid of dead skin cells
  • Get glowing skin
  • Eye bags reduction
  • Anti ageing.
  • It also helps in acne reduction 

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Use this pack especially in this festive season when you want to look your best.

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