► 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.
► Indian traditional medicine claims that bottle gourd acts as a nerve tonic and can help improve obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This claim has been confirmed by a study published in the journal Pharmacognosy Research where the investigators found that the plant possesses anti-compulsive (anti-OCD) activity although they are not certain about the mechanism of action of this plant.
► 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.