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Bottle Gourd Health Benefits

Bottle gourd is a hairy, rapid growing trailing or climbing annual herb, extending 30 feet or more in length. It has stout 5-angled stems, long-stalked, leaves and large yellow flowers.

 

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 fiber and the minerals in the bottle gourd or lauki support healthy digestion and combat flatulence and combats constipation.

 

Like cranberries, bottle gourd or lauki supports the urinary system of our body by reducing burning sensation from high acidic urination.

 

It also reduces the chances of urinary infection because it is alkalizing and has a diuretic effect.

 

Bottle gourd is very valuable in urinary disorders. It should be given once daily in the treatment of burning sensation in urinary passage due to high acidity of urine.

 

It serves as an alkaline mixture. The juice of bottle gourd is a valuable medicine for excessive thirst due to severe diarrhoea, diabetes and excessive use of fatty or fried foods.

 

Bottle gourd seeds protect you from heart problems. It burns unwanted fat and keeps arteries free from clogging and also keeps other veins from clog.

 

Seeds taste better than leaves and fruit as they do not contain any bitter taste.

 

The decoction of bitter gourd leaves kills the malaria bacteria completely and helps you prevent the diseases before attacking you.

 

It also weakens some kind of viruses like measles, chickenpox, herpes and also deadly diseases like HIV.

 

It slows down the growth of the bacteria and kills it when it gets weak.  Children may not like it much as it contains the bitter taste, but it helps them fight dangerous diseases.

 

Bitters is always known to be good for the body so bitter gourd is an excellent choice to a good health.

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