Water chestnut or singhada is rich in nutrients!

Singhada ( water chestnut) is also known as Shringatak, thorn on its fruit resembles shring ( horn) so it is known as Shringatak in sanskrit. It is a tuber which grows in water, it is used in ayurvedic medicines due to its many health benefits.

☘️It is sweet and astringent in taste. Heavy and dry in nature. Cold in potency, balances pitta dosha.

☘️It is rich in protein , carbohydrate and minerals ( Calcium, Phosphorus, Sulphur ,iodine Sodium,Magnesium and Iron etc), as it is full of nutrients it is used during fasting in India.

☘️It is used as nutritional supplement in muscle weakness, it gives strength to body. 💪

☘️ It helps in weight loss but use it in less amount.

☘️It is cold in potency so used in bleeding disorders ( nasal bleeding, heavy period) and burning sensation, gastritis or burning urine problem,urine retention and excessive thirst.

☘️Useful in diarrhea and IBS.

☘️ Good for heart, control blood pressure.

☘️Increase fertility in women, stabilize pregnancy , prevent abortion ,make baby healthy and strong, Increase breast milk.

☘️Useful in thyroid problems.

☘️Increases sperm quantity and quality. Increase sexual potency.

☘️Antioxidant. Good for skin , prevent wrinkles, reduce dryness of skin and protect from ultraviolet rays.

☘️ Makes hair strong.

☘️Cure cracked heels.

☘️Cure tiredness, fatigue

☘️ Reduce swelling.

☘️Good for those who want to gain weight.

🤔Does it have any side effects ❓❓
👉It has no side effects but as it is heavy to digest it should not be consumed in excess.
👉Avoid it in constipation.
👉Regular use of it in excess can cause weight gain.
👉Do not drink water immediately after having it.

🤔How to use it?

✅Can make Chapati and Halwa from its flour .
✅Eat raw or boiled Fruit pulp.

Published by Dr. Amrita Sharma

I am an ayurvedic practitioner with experience of more than a decade, I have worked with best ayurvedic companies and now with the purpose of reaching out people to make them aware about ayurveda which is not just a system of treatment but a way of living to remain healthy

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