Peanut or the famous Mungphali is an edible seed which is consumed raw as well used in many traditional cuisines. They are a rich source of protein, fiber and heart-healthy fats.
Peanuts promote a feeling of fullness that helps to control hunger and reduce the urge to eat large quantities of food. This makes them effective for managing weight. Using Peanut oil in cooking might help reduce cholesterol and keep the heart healthy.
According to Ayurveda, Peanut oil can be applied externally to manage dry skin by moisturizing it due to its Snigdha (oily) property. It can also be applied to get relief from joint pain due to arthritis due to its Vata balancing and Snigdha (oily) properties.
Avoid drinking water after eating Peanuts to prevent cough. It is also important to avoid consuming Peanuts as well as applying Peanut oil on the skin if you are allergic to it.
Peanut : Arachis hypogaea, Bhuirachna, Mussombibikan, Mandavi, Nilasanagalu, Bilatimung, Mugphali, Bilatimung, Bhui muga, Badam, Monkey nut