Ash Gourd Herb - Benefits And Healing Power
Botanical Name: Benincasa hispida
Indian Name: Petha
Description and Composition
Ash gourd, also known as white gourd or wax gourd, is an annual, hairy climbing herb. It is an ash-colored, large fruitvegetable like pumpkin. It is commonly cultivated for its nutritive and medicinal values.
An analysis of the ash gourd shows substantial amount of moisture and a little amount of protein, fat, fibre and carbohydrates. Its mineral and vitamin contents are calcium, phosphorus, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin C. Its calorific value is 15. The seeds contain a pale yellow oil.
Benefits and Healing Power of Ash Gourd Herb
Ash gourd is wholesome and nutritive. Being low in calories it is particularly useful for diabetic and obese people. It is cooling and laxative. This herb increases the secretion and discharge of urine. It promotes libido and is useful in periodic attacks of hysteria and convulsions.
Detoxifying Effects :- Due to its diuretic action, ash gourd increases the output of urine and washes out waste products from the body.
The unripe fruit is cooked as a vegetable. The ripe fruit is largely used for making sweetmeat. The young leaves and buds are also cooked.
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