Ridgegourd health benefits

Ridgegourd - Peerkangai
Ridge gourd biologically named as Luffa anguiculata is called as peerkangai in tamil and Torai in hindi. Its health benefits are listed as:
  1. Ridge gourd is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, high in dietary fibre, vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc, thiamin, iron, magnesium and manganese.
  2. It has blood-purifying properties.
  3. It contains insulin-like peptides, alkaloids and charantin, all of which act together to lower blood and urine sugar levels without increasing blood insulin levels.
  4. It has high beta crotene that is good for eyes.
  5. Cellulose in ridge gourd helps to overcome constipation so is good for stomach.
  6. It helps to purify, restore and nourish liver as its an antidote for alcohol intoxication
  7. It also aids weight lose.
  8. It is used in skin care treatment against eczema, psoriasis
  9. Also aids in curing piles
  10. A glass of ridge gourd juice in the morning can help to strengthen your immune system against any infection.


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  1. The last point says it s bitter gourd, I assume you meant to write it as Ridge gourd. Just want to bring it to your notice..

  2. Thankyou for highling the typo error. Updated immediately.

  3. Wonderful write up on ridge gourd..

  4. very interesting post..thanks for sharing..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  5. I make some gravy with this veggie and totally love it, nice health benefits to know

  6. very useful info,thanks for sharing...

  7. This is my fav veggie gr8 post...

  8. Very tasty veggi and gud fr hlth

  9. Wonderful write and information on ridge gourd.
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  10. THis is my Favorite and used to have twice in a week.

  11. Ridge gourd biologically named as Luffa anguiculata is called as peerkangai in tamil and Torai in Hindi. Karela is hindi name for bitter gourd. Please correct the same in your article as it creates confusion. Best regards


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