Cowpea is rich in potassium with good amount of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, vitamin A and C. It is an excellent source of fiber, foliate and iron. Cowpea tones the spleen, stomach and pancreas. It is also known to help induce urination and relieves damp conditions like leucorhea . The soluble fiber found in these beans have low Glycemic index and provide low risk for diabetes. They are rich in lignin preventing osteoporosis and heart diseases. Phytosterols present in the beans May help- reduce blood cholesterol level.