Bottle Gourd - Natural Benefits and Curative Properties
Botanical Name :: Lagenaria vulgarisOther English Names :: White gourd, Trumpet gourd
Indian Name :: Lauki, Doodhi, Ghia
The bottle gourd is a common vegetable in India. It is yellowish green, having the shape of a bottle. It has white pulp, with white seeds embedded in spongy flesh
Origin and Distribution of Bottle Gourd
The bottle gourds have been cultivated since time immemorial and they are, probably one of the earliest vegetables cultivated by man. It appears to have originated in Africa where it occurs spontaneously as it also does in India. It is now widely cultivated throughout the tropics, especially India. Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, China, tropical Africa and South America. The bottle gourd is a warm season crop and grows best. in a warm humid climate.
Natural Benefits and Curative Properties of Bottle GourdThe cooked vegetable is cooling, diuretic, sedative and anti bilious. It gives a feeling of relaxation after eating it. However, bottle gourd should not be eaten in a raw state as it may prove harmful for stomach and intestines
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