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Water Chestnut Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Water Chestnut
Glycemic Index / Load
Water Chestnut
Botanical Name
Eleocharis Dulcis
Hindi Name
Singada, Singhada
Chinese Name
Bi Qi

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Water Chestnut Cures


Action of Water Chestnut


Nutrients in Water Chestnut

Taste of
Water Chestnut

Nature of
Water Chestnut


Parts Used

Fruit Powder, Tuber, Fruit Pulp,

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Water Chestnut

Excess consumption may cause Bloating and Stomach Ache.
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Water Chestnut is an aquatic vegetable plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in nutrient rich water.
It grows up to 1.5 M.

In TCM :
Meridians associated : Lung, Kidney and Large Intestine


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Materia Medica for Water Chestnut

Water Chestnut General

Water Chestnut is an aquatic plant. The root of the plant and fruit grows inside water while the leaves grow above the water surface. It is popularly known as Singhara in India. It is available in three colors: Green, Red, and a blend of these two colors. The edible part of the plant is its corms. Singhara is rich in Potassium. It also contains a good amount of Carbohydrate, Fiber, Vitamins, and Minerals. Singhara is Gluten-free and a good source of Energy. It contains a moderate amount of Fiber.
Water Chestnut possesses high nutritional value. It has cooling and detoxifying properties. It holds Anti-Cancer, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Viral properties. It provides energy to the body and boosts the immunity as well. It has numerous health benefits as:
Aids in digestion: It is rich in Calcium, Vitamins, Proteins, Zinc, Magnesium, Iron, Fiber, Minerals, etc. It boosts metabolism and helps in maintaining healthy digestion.
Pregnant Women: Water Chestnut cuts the risk of Abortion. It can be eaten in moderation during pregnancy for a healthy baby. It is also helpful for problems related to women Reproductive System.
Nutrient-rich food: Water Chestnut is rich in Calcium, Magnesium, Fiber, Protein, Vitamins, Zinc, etc. Eating it periodically eliminates the risk of nutrient deficiency.
For Thyroid: It is a Thyroid control food. It controls and regulates the functioning of Thyroid Gland. It thus improves the body health.
Skin problems: It eliminates various skin problems like Acne, Pimples, Pigmentation, Dark Spots, etc. It adds glow to the Face and helps with Skin discoloration. It also helps with Hair problems.
Menstrual problems: Water Chestnut is very beneficial during Menstruation. It strengthens the Uterus. It provides relief from pain and weakness caused during Menses.
Haemorrhoids: The Anti-Inflammatory property of the plant helps to relieve the symptoms of Haemorrhoids. It provides relief from pain by reducing inflammation and swelling.
Diarrhea: It provides instant relief in Diarrhea. It reduces the weakness caused by Diarrhea and boosts the body with energy.
Crack Heels: Water Chestnut is an essential fruit for feet. It gives relief from Cracked Heels and Painful Sore Heels. Applying a paste of the seed helps to heal Cracked Heels.
It is a good source of Potassium. It is low in Fat and Sodium. It counters the effect of Sodium. It lowers Blood Pressure.
It treats Insomnia and promotes good sleep. It contains Vitamin B 6. Vitamin B 6 helps in producing neurotransmitters that are effective for bad moods and sleep disturbances.
Powdered Singhara relieves Cough.
It relieves swelling and cleanses Blood.
Water Chestnut can be taken as Flour or in Juice form.
The juice of Water Chestnut is very tasty and full of nutrition. The juice of the herb is acrid in taste. It controls Diarrhea and Dysentery. The juice is rich in proteins. It adds strength and energy to the body. Drinking Water Chestnut Juice eases out Nausea. It helps in lowering down the Cholesterol Level.
The flour can be used to make Lehyam and in meals. It makes delicious recipes.
The seed of the plant has a detoxifying effect. It treats Jaundice. It treats Hypertension during Pregnancy and improves Fetal growth. The dried seed of the herb treats Bleeding and Miscarriage issues in Women. Singhara seeds powder mixed with Lemon juice cures Eczema.
The fruit of the herb helps in reducing Inflammation and treats Leucorrhea. It acts as an Aphrodisiac and treats sex-related problems in men
Regular consumption of Water Chestnut can do wonders for the body.
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Water Chestnut for Leucorrhoea

Take Water Chestnut (with peel or without peel) .
Or Have juice of Water Chestnut with milk once a day.

Water Chestnut for Jaundice

Water Chestnut is very effective in eliminating toxins from the body.
You can consume it in raw form.

Water Chestnut for Cough

Consume one teaspoon of dried Water Chestnut powder with one cup of water. Take it two times a day.

Water Chestnut for Anorexia

Water Chestnut is very effective in case of children and adults for curing Anorexia.
Include Water Chestnut in your daily diet.

Water Chestnut for Measles

Boil 2-3 peeled Water Chestnuts in one glass of water. Strain and drink it for 10 days.

Water Chestnut for Eczema

Take dried Water Chestnut and grind it to make a fine powder. Mix this powder with Lemon juice to make a paste. Apply it on the affected area daily.

Water Caltrop for Premature Ejaculation

Take 250gm of Water Caltrop flour ( Sanghare ka atta ). Add 2 tablespoon of clarified butter in add. Make a lehyam and add Jaggery in it. Have 2 tablespoon every day for 6 weeks to treat Premature Ejaculation.
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