Some interesting facts about Lauki / Gheeya or the Indian Bottle Gourd

Some interesting facts about Lauki / Gheeya or the Indian Bottle Gourd

  • Bottle gourd is believed to help the liver function in a balanced fashion.
  • The juice from the leaves help cure jaundice and the juice from the gourd helps reduce graying of hair.
  • The gourd juice, helps treat burning sensation in the urinary passage if consumed with lime juice.
  • It reduces fatigue and keeps you fresh, especially during summer.
  • It helps fight constipation, as it is fiber rich. Because of its fiber and low fat content, Ayurveda highly recommends this food for diabetic patients and young children.
  • Ayurveda also recommends the juice of this gourd in the treatment of acidity, indigestion and ulcers as it serves as an alkaline mixture.
  • Bottle gourd is very useful in treating urinary disorders like burning sensation while passing the urine.
  • Bottle gourd is also considered one of the best weight loss foods since it is 96 percent water and provides just 12 calories per 100g of serving.
  •  It is rich in, thiamin, vitamin C, zinc, iron and magnesium thus helping in improving overall health.
  • The juice from bottle gourd leaf helps in curing baldness and aids in preventing tooth decay.

 

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