Benefits of Ridge gourd

Ridge gourd is a vegetable belonging to the genus Cucumber. A mature ridge gourd is better for cooking than a young one. Young ridge gourd can cause back pain, gall bladder problems, rheumatism, and colds.

100 g of ridge gourd contains 0.5% protein, 40 mg of calcium and 40 mg of phosphorus, 1.6 mg of iron, 56% of vitamin ‘A’, 0.01 mg of riboflavin, 0.07 mg of thiamine, contains 0.2 mg of nicotic acid, and 5 mg of the vitamin.

Ridge gourd can be added to the diet of diabetics as it contains fiber, vitamins ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, and mineral salts. It acts as nourishment and tonic and protects health.

Ridge gourd is a vegetable suitable for diabetics and those who are slightly obese. It is high in fiber and starch and can be easily absorbed by the blood. It is better to take ridge gourd in moderation. Excessive amounts can cause bile and phlegm.

Medicinal uses of ridge gourd

1. Ridge gourd contains all kinds of vitamins and mineral salts, which protect the body from infections and improves immunity.
2. Its juice is used as a medicine for jaundice.
3. Diabetics can add this to their diet as an alternate for bitter gourd. 
4. Ridge gourd leaves, seeds, and roots are all medicinal. Heat the juice of ridge gourd leaves for a while and take a teaspoon of it daily to control diabetes.
5. People with rash, scabies, ulcers, and fever can add ridge gourd. For sores, rashes and scabies, apply its leaves extract for relief.
6. The oil extracted from the seeds of ridge gourd is used as a coating oil on skin diseases, leprosy, etc.
7. Ridge gourd should be included in the recipe to improve eyesight and improve immunity.
8. Skin patients can get rid of skin diseases quickly if they add this regularly to their diet.
9. Prevents excess acid secretion in the stomach, prevents stomach ulcers, and keeps the body cool.