Consuming cooked bottle gourd or bottle gourd juice shows its effects in cooling, calming and easy digestion. Low in calorie and fat it is also great for weight loss and high cholesterol levels. Let’s check some of the benefits of bottle gourd juice.
Bottle gourd juice serves as a good source of vitamin C. Vitamin C’s antioxidant activity shields your cells from damage, preventing the oxidation of DNA that leads to genetic mutations. It also regulates your blood cholesterol levels, plays a role in brain function and helps you make collagen, a protein important for tissue strength. Each cup of bottle gourd juice boasts 26 milligrams of vitamin C. This makes up 29 percent of the daily intake for men and 35 percent for women, recommended by the Institute of Medicine.
These fruits have numerous nutrients stored in them. It is used to counter stomach acidity, ulcers, indigestion, fatigue, excessive thirst. Bottle gourds are also found in low calorie diets. Bitter bottle gourd can lead to poisoning, discarding is advised. The juice of bottle gourd is very good for the health with a lot of medicinal properties.
Bottle gourd is very valuable in treating urinary disorders. It serves as an alkaline mixture for treating burning sensation in urinary passage due to high acidity of urine.A glassful of fresh juice prepared by grating the whole fruit should be mixed with teaspoonful of lime juice and included in daily diet.It carries the potential for breaking calculus (stones) in body.
For every individual starting from a child to an elderly person, stress has become quite common. It is rather a part of everyone’s life. But, if you keep on consuming unhealthy diet, situation can be worsening. Consuming the food such as lauki which has adequate water content to provide cooling effect on your body will be ideal. Since gourd also has anti-bilious and sedative properties, your body will be felt well internally.
Bottle gourd juice is an excellent remedy for the excessive thirst caused by diabetes, diarrhea, and over consumption of fatty foods. A glass of bottle gourd juice with a pinch of salt quenches the thirst, prevents fatigue due to loss of sodium and keeps you refreshed in summers.
Many health experts and naturopaths suggest that drinking bottle gourd juice benefits to high blood pressure and heart patients. Regular consumption of a cup of bottle gourd juice with a glass of water in empty stomach in early morning helps to reduce the high blood pressure and cholesterol levels and makes the heart healthy.
Bottle gourd Juice Recipe
Bottle Gourd – 1 medium (washed, peel if required) (for approx 2 glass)
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Fresh Mint or Cilantro Leaves: 15-20
Black Pepper – 1-2 pinch
Black salt – to taste (optional)
Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
Lemon Juice – 2-3 tsp
Ice cubes as required
Water as required
1. Wash, dice & blend bottle gourd (lauki), ginger, mint leaves with a cup of water in a blender for 2-3 minutes.
2. Add another cup of water, lemon juice, black salt, pepper powder, cumin powder & ice cubes and blend it for another two to three minutes.
3. Strain into individual glasses and serve chilled.