Found in every kitchen of the Indian household, bottle gourd constitutes a major part of food in the Indian cuisine. Like it or not, this gourd has dominated the domestic main course menu for time immemorial. Locally known as “Lauki” (Hindi), this veggie is not that popular in the western world.
What’s making this veggie popular these days is its enormous impact on the treatment of high blood pressure and heart disease. Bottle gourd is believed to help the liver function in a balanced fashion. The juice from the gourd helps reduce graying of hair.It reduces fatigue and keeps you fresh, especially during summer.
So the good old “lauki”, though neglected the most, has both healing and cosmetic benefits that many people are unaware of. These easy growing climbers have made a great impact on the domestic gardening segment as well, due to its enormous health benefits.