Ridge Gourd/ Chinese Okra / Sponge Gourd

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Ridge Gourd/ Chinese Okra / Sponge Gourd – pachakam.com

 

SCIENTIFIC NAME :
Luffa Cylindrica

MEDICINAL VALUE :
Enormous impact on the treatment of high blood pressure and heart disease. Helps the liver function in a balanced fashion, treats burning sensation in the urinary passage, reduces fatigue. Quite useful in asthma, skin deseases and splenic enlargement. Helpful for rheumatism, backache, chest pain and hemorrhoids

NUTRIENT VALUE :
Rich in dietary fibre, Vitamin C, iron and beta carotene.

CULINERY AND OTHER VALUES :
Added in curries, fries etc. can be stuffed with masala and served.

GLOSSARY :
English : Ridge Gourd/ Chinese Okra / Sponge Gourd
Tamil : Pirkkankai
Malayalam : Peechinga
Telugu : Neyangnattakolu / Beera Kayi
Kannada : Heerakai
Hindi : Nenua / Gilki / Chikni Turai / Kalitori Tharoayi
Bengali : Jhinga
Gujarati : Turia / Sirola
Konkani : Ghossaley / Gosalen
Marathi : Dodka / Doadakee
Oriya : Janchi / Jahni
Punjabi : Kalitori
Tulu : Peerae
Kashmiri : Turrel

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