Chickpeas, sometimes referred to as Garbanzo beans or chana in India, are a type of legume that is rich in protein, fiber, and complex carbs. They are nutrient-dense, which means they contain a lot of beneficial elements yet have few calories. A legume with a nutty flavor, chickpeas are a staple in many international cuisines. Fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals abound in chickpeas. Chickpeas offer even more advantages in terms of health. They protect against type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer, and they are good for the heart, helping to decrease cholesterol.

Synonyms of Chickpeas

  • White Chick Peas
  • Chole
  • Cicer Arietinum
  • Kabuli Channa
  • Bengal Gram

Nutritional Facts of Chickpeas

1 cup of Chickpeas contains:-

Calories: 210
Fiber: 9.6g
Carbohydrates: 35g
Sugars: 6g
Fat: 3.8g
Protein: 10.7g

Phytochemical Constituents of Chickpeas

  • Hydroxybenzoic phenolic compounds
  • Vanillic acid
  • P-hydroxybenzoic
  • Protocatechuic
  • Trans-ferulic acid,
  • Cis, and trans-p-coumaric acid

Therapeutic Uses of Chickpeas

  • Digestion

Soluble fiber found in chickpeas readily combines with water in your body to create a helpful gel-like shape for your digestive system. Consuming chickpeas will lessen your risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome, colon cancer, and other gastrointestinal conditions. Consuming chickpeas will increase your bowel movements frequency and consistency if you suffer from constipation.

  • Lower Chance of Chronic Illness

A diet including chickpeas will make it easier to manage chronic illnesses. Magnesium and potassium, which are found in chickpeas, help to protect the heart and lower blood pressure.

  • Prevent Iron Deficiency

Iron is a vital mineral that is needed in our body. It aids in the delivery of oxygen to the entire body by red blood cells. Weakness and fatigue may be brought on by an iron shortage in the body. An amazing origin of iron is chickpeas. Thus it helps to prevent iron deficiency.

  • Beneficial for cardiovascular health

Chickpeas are naturally free of cholesterol and low in salt. Additionally, they have abundant polyunsaturated fats, which cut cholesterol levels and lower the risk of heart disease by helping to control them.

  • Gluten-Free

Gluten sensitivity develops in those who have celiac disease, which may make dietary decisions hard. However, chickpeas are a suitable alternative because they are believed to be naturally gluten-free.

Ayurvedic Books on Allergies and Child Health

Home Remedies of Chickpeas

  • Energy Booster

To keep you energized, copper and iron are two minerals that operate as a fantastic team. and both these minerals are present in chickpeas. Copper is necessary for iron to combine with RBCs and prevent anemia. Copper, however, helps you feel fuller for longer by transferring energy from vehicles to cells.

  • Acne

Chickpeas can lessen acne and stop any breakouts. Chickpea contains a healthy amount of magnesium and zinc. These two minerals have the potential to treat acne. To get rid of acne Combine chickpea flour and turmeric and add water to the ingredients to make a paste. After it Applies, then wait 10 to 20 minutes before removing it. 

Dr. Sahil Gupta - Famous Ayurvedic Allergy Specialist

Have A Health Issue?

Consult Online

- Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)

Ayurvedic Allergy Specialist
CEO & Founder of IAFA®

Consult Now

Ayurvedic Aspects of Chickpeas

A fantastic source of protein is chickpeas. It’s interesting to note that relying on how they are prepared, chickpeas have varying effects on the body. By Ayurveda, Kabuli chana balances the three doshas – Vata, Kapha, and Pitta.

According to it, Chana is dry in character, easy to digest, and causes constipation. It has an astringent flavor and Shita Virya, or cold potency. It efficiently balances the pitta and Kapha doshas, but it also boosts the vata dosha and is advised for people who have issues with blood-related disorders and high body temperatures.

Daily Dose: Up to 1/4 cup of chickpeas daily is enough recommended by experts.

Side Effects of Chickpeas

  • Allergy

Chickpeas and other legumes can cause allergies in certain people. If you are allergic to chickpeas, eating them could cause nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, and itching of the skin.  Allergic reactions to chickpeas can be severe so it is advised to see a health expert before eating them.

  • Kidney Stones 

Oxalates, which are found in chickpeas, are excreted by the kidneys in the urine. When this oxalate level increases it gets deposits in the kidney and gives rise to a specific form of kidney stone. The growth of kidney stones may be facilitated by the rise in blood uric acid levels.


Chickpeas have tons of benefits for health. They include a lot of protein, fiber, and other healthy components that promote overall wellness.  Try incorporating chickpeas into your diet. But if you are allergic to it, you must consult your nutritionist and then only consume it as it will result in a chickpea allergy.

If you are allergic to chickpea or any other legume and you want a natural remedy for it, then there is no need to wander anywhere else because you will find the solution to your problem at IAFA from Dr. Gupta, who is a well-known allergy expert, does Ayurvedic treatment for all types of allergies and diseases, so there is no need to panic now book your online consultation with Dr. Gupta.


  1. Chickpeas, canned, drained, rinsed. GoodData Central. U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  2. http://www.orientjchem.org/vol32no5/phytochemical-properties-of-processed-chickpea-varieties-of-haryana-india/#:~:text=in%202006%20stated%20that%20chickpea,and%20trans%20p%2Dcoumaric%20acid.

Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda. Read More About Dr. Sahil Gupta.

Was this Page Helpful?

    Read More Articles

    • Spirulina


      Wheatgrass is a nutrient rich superfood and a commonly used supplement. Let…

    • Wheatgrass


      Wheatgrass is a nutrient rich superfood and a commonly used supplement. Let…

    • Honey – Madhu – Apis Mellifera

      Honey – Madhu – Apis Mellifera

      Honey has just too many delightful surprises in it like a treasure…

    Contact IAFA Ayurveda - WhatsApp Live Chat