Bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) is popularly known as lauki, ghia or dudhi in India. Used to prepare curries, dals and even sweets. For your morning breakfasts, try bottle gourd dosa instead of the normal one for a healthy change.
Bottle gourd juice: The juice is beneficial for diabetic patients as it stabilizes the blood sugar level and maintains blood pressure. The best time to have it is in morning. A small glass would just be perfect. Also, one needs to consume the juice immediately as it oxidizes quite fast.
Its consumption is advocated by traditional medicine healers for controlling diabetes mellitus, hypertension, liver diseases, weight loss and other diseases.
Bottle gourds keep the body hydrated and assist in weight loss. They treat urinary tract infection and sleeping disorders while reducing liver inflammation, easing digestion and safeguarding hair against premature greying.
To keep it as fresh and healthy as possible, store the entire gourd in a plastic bag or sealed container and refrigerate. Chopped gourds can be stored in a glass or steel container and refrigerated.