Singhara is a useful vegetable and also an excellent medicine to quench mild hunger in cold weather.
Singhara is also named as water caltrop, water chestnut, ling nut, devil seed, bat nut, and buffalo nut. In the warm temperate areas of Africa and Eurasia, they are abundantly present. This fruit resembles a flying bat’s silhouette or a bull’s head. Each of the fruit is relatively large and starchy. It has been grown for up to 3,000 years in the Indian subcontinent and China. This plant is called ‘Hishi’ in Japanese, meaning a lozenge or a diamond-shaped lozenge.
With the onset of cold weather, people are seen selling various wheelbarrows on the streets. People consider the item looking very black on the outside and so white on the inside to be a medium between vegetables and fruits. It is a vegetable with many benefits, some people roast it directly in the fire, and some people eat it boiled.
Singhara is useful because it works as a refrigerant, treats jaundice, has antioxidant properties, treats urinary infection, treats indigestion and nausea, relieves cough, helps battle asthma, strengthens the circulation, and benefits the hair. Let us give a few more benefits of Singhara ahead:
1: The best weight loss diet
Singhara is delicious food for those who want to lose weight because it is some food rich in vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates, but it has very few calories. Only 97 grams per 100 grams of Singhara are calories.
2: Controls blood pressure
It contains a lot of potassium, so its use is beneficial for high blood pressure patients. Moreover, it not only reduces elevated blood pressure but also prevents blood pressure from rising.
3: Useful for jaundice patients
It is beneficial in expelling toxins from the body. Therefore, its use is excellent in the case of jaundice. On the one hand, it improves the functions of the liver.
4: Improves mood and leads to restful sleep
Singhara contains a large amount of vitamin B6, which plays a vital role in improving a person’s mood, relieving depression and stress, and making the air pleasant.
5: Protects the body from various infections
Singhara contains large amounts of polyphenols and flavonoids that help the body fight various viruses, bacteria, and fungi and give it the strength to fight diseases.