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Ash Gourd (Pumpkin) - 11 Reasons Why You Must Eat It!

Dr. Charu Agarwal 91% (220 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Ash Gourd (Pumpkin) - 11 Reasons Why You Must Eat It!

The Ash Gourd belongs to the family of Cucurbitaceae and Benincasa hispida is its binomial name. It is recognized for its medicinal properties in Ayurveda System of Medicine. It is also commonly known as Wax Gourd, Winter Melon, Green Pumpkin. It is not just the fruit, which is useful, but its seeds and seed oil is equally useful. Ash gourd is easily available throughout India.

Understanding the Key benefits of Ash Gourd

  1. It helps in treating Acid reflux syndrome with the help from its active principles such as Terpenes, Flavanoid C, glycosides and sterols, since they have antioxidant effects which help in inhibiting gastric mucosal damage.
  2. It helps in treating Purpura
  3. Due to its alkaline property it is used as diuretic or bladder purifier 
  4. It also acts as an Aphrodisiac i.e. a substance, which increases sexual potency  and as an Appetizer
  5. It is an important ingredient in various Ayurvedic medicines for treating bleeding disorders and helps in improving body weight and is ideal for diabetic patients
  6. It helps in combating general debility and treats mental disorders by stabilizing nerve cells.
  7. It often has bronchodilator effect on patients, through an antihistamine activity (H1 receptor-antagonism)
  8. It also acts as an Antidiarrheal agent and provides relief from constipation
  9. The pulp of Ash Gourd is a rich source of vitamin B and C and is also an excellent remedy for tapeworms.
  10. With the help of Ash Gourd one can also get relief from symptoms of morphine withdrawal
  11. In case of a burn, topical application of Ash Gourd pulp is also highly beneficial.

Classic Ayurvedic medicines which are prepared with Ash Gourd

  1. Kushmand Avleha
  2. Kushmand Khanda
  3. Kushmand Rasayan

How it is used, across India?

  1. In Northern India it is used to prepare a candy called “Petha”
  2. In South Indian cuisines, it is traditionally used to make a variety of curries.
  3. Soup or vegetable dish also can be possible
  4. In Southeast Asia winter melon tea or Winter melon punch is famous

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Ash Gourd (Green Pumpkin) - 11 Benefits You Never Knew!

Dr. Narendra Yadav 90% (290 ratings)
B.A.M.S.
Ayurveda, Alwar
Ash Gourd (Green Pumpkin) - 11 Benefits You Never Knew!

The Ash Gourd belongs to the family of Cucurbitaceae and Benincasa hispida is its binomial name. It is recognized for its medicinal properties in Ayurveda System of Medicine. It is also commonly known as Wax Gourd, Winter Melon, Green Pumpkin. It is not just the fruit, which is useful, but its seeds and seed oil is equally useful. Ash gourd is easily available throughout India.

Understanding the Key benefits of Ash Gourd

  1. It helps in treating Acid reflux syndrome with the help from its active principles such as Terpenes, Flavanoid C, glycosides and sterols, since they have antioxidant effects which help in inhibiting gastric mucosal damage.
  2. It helps in treating Purpura 
  3. Due to its alkaline property it is used as diuretic or bladder purifier
  4. It also acts as an Aphrodisiac i.e. a substance, which increases sexual potency and as an appetizer
  5. It is an important ingredient in various Ayurvedic medicines for treating bleeding disorders and helps in improving body weight and is ideal for diabetic patients
  6. It helps in combating general debility and treats mental disorders by stabilizing nerve cells.
  7. It often has bronchodilator effect on patients, through an antihistamine activity (H1 receptor-antagonism)
  8. It also acts as an Antidiarrheal agent and provides relief from constipation
  9. The pulp of Ash Gourd is a rich source of vitamin B and C and is also an excellent remedy for tapeworms.
  10. With the help of Ash Gourd one can also get relief from symptoms of morphine withdrawal
  11. In case of a burn, topical application of Ash Gourd pulp is also highly beneficial.

Classic Ayurvedic medicines which are prepared with Ash Gourd

  1. Kushmand Avleha
  2. Kushmand Khanda
  3. Kushmand Rasayan

How it is used, across India?

  1. In Northern India it is used to prepare a candy called “Petha”
  2. In South Indian cuisines, it is traditionally used to make a variety of curries.
  3. Soup or vegetable dish also can be possible
  4. In Southeast Asia winter melon tea or Winter melon punch is famous

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

3611 people found this helpful

Ash Gourd - Know How Beneficial it is for You?

Dr. Limesh Khatri 90% (658 ratings)
B.A.M.S
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Ash Gourd - Know How Beneficial it is for You?

कुष्माण्डं बृहणं वृष्यं गुरु पित्तास्त्रवात्नुत् | बालं पित्तापाहं शीतं मध्यमं कफ़कारकम् ||

वृद्धंनातिहितं स्वादु सक्षारं दीपनं लघु | बस्तिशुद्धिकरं चेतोरोगहृत्सर्वदोषजित ||   Ref. भा.प्र.

The Ash Gourd belongs to the family of Cucurbitaceae and Benincasa hispida is its binomial name. In Ayurveda it is also known as कुष्माण्ड. It is recognized for its medicinal properies in Ayurveda System of Medicine. It is also commonly known as Wax Gourd, Winter Melon, Green Pumpkin or पेठा. It is not just the fruit, which is useful, but its seeds and seed oilis equally useful. Ash gourd is easily available throughout India.

Understanding the Key benefits of Ash Gourd

  1. It helps in treating Acid reflux syndrome (अम्लपित्त) with the help from its active principles such as Terpenes, Flavanoid C, glycosides and sterols, sincethey have antioxidant effects which help in inhibiting gastric mucosal damage.

  2. It helps in treating Purpura (रक्तपित्त)

  3. Due to its alkaline property it is used as diuretic or bladder purifier (बस्तिसुद्धिकर)

  4. It also acts as an Aphrodisiac i.e. a substance, which increases sexual potency (वृष्य) and as an Appetizer (दीपन)

  5. It is an important ingredient in various Ayurvedic medicines for treating bleeding disorders and helps in improving body weight and is ideal for diabetic patients

  6. It helps in combating general debility and treats mental disorders (चेतोविकार) by stabilizing nerve cells.

  7. It often has bronchodilator effect on patients, through an antihistamine activity (H1 receptor-antagonism)

  8. It also acts as an Antidiarrheal agent and provides relief from constipation

  9. The pulp of Ash Gourd is a rich source of vitamin B and C and is also an excellent remedy for tapeworms.

  10. With the help of Ash Gourd one can also get relief from symptoms of morphine withdrawal

  11. In case of a burn, topical application of Ash Gourd pulp is also highly beneficial.

Classic Ayurvedic medicines which are prepared with Ash Gourd

  1. Kushmand Avleha
  2. Kushmand Khanda
  3. Kushmand Rasayan

How it is used, across India?

  1. In Northern India it is used to prepare a candy called “Petha”
  2. In South Indian cuisines, it is traditionally used to make a variety of curries.
  3. Soup or vegetable dish also can be possible
  4. In Southeast Asia winter melon tea or Winter melon punch is famous
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