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Tuesday April 23, 2024

Impressive health and beauty benefits of Bottle Gourd

Reasons you should incorporate bottle gourd in summer diet

By Madiha Akhtar
February 22, 2024
Amazing health and beauty benefits of Bottle Gourd
Amazing health and beauty benefits of Bottle Gourd

Bottle gourd, colloquially known as Lauki, may taste bland and look unappealing but this super veggie is the healthiest option in summer season.

Interestingly, the oval-shapped veggie is famous for its amazing health as well as beauty benefits which you can add to your skincare regimen.

Here are seven health benefits of magical vegetable

1) With 96 percent water content, bottle gourd can help you stay hydrated while also prevent other stomach ailments.

2) Relieves mental health and improves sleep.

3) Reduces acidity as well as alleviates constipation, indigestion, diarrhoea and piles.

4) Protects liver from damage, is diuretic and treats urinary tract infections.

5) Eliminates the toxins and removes kidney stones.

6) Maintains blood pressure and heart problems.

7) The high fibre content keeps one full and helps in weight loss

 Here are top six beauty benefits

1) Regular consumption or topical application can slow down cell ageing and contributes to a youthful complexion.

2) High-water content in lauki imparts healthy glow to the skin and also helps in treating acne and pimples.

3) External application of lauki peel to the face and neck can help slow down skin ageing and even prevents the appearance of wrinkles, thanks to zinc and vitamin C.

3) Lauki also acts as an effective barrier against harmful UV rays. A homemade toner or moisturiser made from bottle gourd can be applied before stepping out in the sun.

4) This simple vegetable makes it an excellent remedy for puffy eyes. Applying slices of bottle gourd over the eyes for 20 minutes can reduce puffiness and bring relief to tired eyes.

5) Lauki packed with vitamins and minerals can enhance hair health. Applying lauki juice on the scalp can get rid of baldness and premature greying of hair. It is believed to stop hair fall and promote hair growth.

Word of caution

Health nutritionists suggest not to take an excessive amount of lauki juice as undue consumption can lead to severe complications.

Therefore, it is highly advisable to drink bottle gourd juice by mixing them with any other vegetable juice like cucumber in this case.