Bottle gourd is a wonder vegetable that is curing people worldwide and more and more people are accepting it in their lifestyles after realizing the benefits achieved by its consumption.
Although the vegetable is usually disliked by children and young people but old people consume it for its usefulness in maintaining a good health and a good body.
It is also called bottle squash or calabash gourd. Its no wonder that yoga guru Baba Ramadev who revolutionized yoga culture throughout the world leaves no stones unturned in mentioning the usefulness of bottle gourd in his yoga sessions and speeches.
Bottle gourd is rich in dietary fiber with very low content of fat and cholesterol. Approximately 96% of bottle gourd is water and is therefore a great thirst quencher. Apart from the iron content it is also rich in vitamin B and vitamin C. It also contains sodium, potassium, essential minerals and trace elements.
It also helps in keeping the functions of liver in a balanced state. Whenever the liver is unable to properly assimilate the food, consumption of bottle gourd restores the liver functions well. It prevents excessive loss of sodium, quenches thirst and prevents fatigue.
It is found useful in curing urinary disorders and helps in controlling acidity. It acts as an alkaline mixture and therefore reduces the burning sensation in the passing urine. The juice of bottle gourd is found potentially fit in breaking calculus (stones) in the body.
Consuming its juice also prevents premature graying of hair apart from curing insomnia, insanity, epilepsy and other nervous system related diseases. Juice from the leaves of bitter gourd cures baldness and jaundice.
Bottle gourd that has a bitter taste is particularly good for alleviating bronchitis and asthma. The cooked vegetable is cooling, diuretic and ant bilious in nature. One gets a feeling of relaxation after consuming it because it is light and low calorie diet. An infusion of seeds cures chills and headaches.
So if you have till now not adopted bottle gourd in your lifestyle, adopt it and feel a world of difference in your health. Hurry before it gets late.