Drumsticks also known as “Shevaga” in Marathi and “Shajan” in Hindi is a fast-growing tree and widely cultivated for its tender seed pods and leaves which are used as vegetable heaped with vital nutrients.
Be it delectable sambhar, meat curry, soups, pickles, etc., drumstick renders its unique flavour to the dishes it is used in.
Drumstick is a superfood that has been used as medicine in the Siddha traditions as every single part of the tree is used as a vital component in traditional medicine.
Health Benefits of Drumsticks (शेवगा शेंग):
Loaded with profuse nutrients and antioxidants, Drumstick strengthens bones, boosts the immune system, promotes gut health, regulates hypertension, improves liver and kidney health, fights infection, regulates diabetes, and promotes good vision. It’s really a “yardstick” for human health, as it is known to be very therapeutic in many ways.
Good Source of:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B6
- Dietary Fiber