Horse gram is a low growing, perennial herb which grows best on tropics and subtropics. Horse gram is a nutritious legume. Horse gram has high levels of antioxidant and radical scavenging activities in addition to their traditional role of providing proteins and carbohydrates. It has various natural bioactive substances which have immense potential for curing varieties of diseases such as common cold, throat infection, fever, urinary stones, asthma, bronchitis, leucoderma, etc. Scientists have found that unprocessed raw horse gram seeds have qualities which reduce insulin resistance.