Bottle gourd has gained quiet a bit of popularity these days because of various reason.The most important for girls and women is that it helps in weight loss and brings glow to the skin.Bottle gourd is 96.1% water and 100gm of serving of it contains just 12 calories .Therefore if you are keen on losing weight then include lots of it in your diet.
In India it is known as lauki,dudhi (Ã Â¤Â¦Ã Â¥â€šÃ Â¤Â¦Ã Â¥â‚¬) or ghiya (Ã Â¤ËœÃ Â¥â‚¬Ã Â¤Â¯Ã Â¤Â¾) in Hindi,churakka (Ã Â´Å¡Ã ÂµÂÃ Â´Â°Ã Â´â€¢Ã ÂµÂÃ Â´â€¢) in Malayalam,Jatilao in Assamese, lau in Bengali, Sora kaaya (Ã Â°Â¸Ã Â±Å Ã Â°Â° Ã Â°â€¢Ã Â°Â¾Ã Â°Â¯) in Telugu, dudhi-Bhopala (Ã Â¤Â¦Ã Â¥ÂÃ Â¤Â§Ã Â¥â‚¬) in Marathi, sorekayi in Kannada, and suraikkaai (Ã Â®Å¡Ã Â¯ÂÃ Â®Â°Ã Â¯Ë†Ã Â®â€¢Ã Â¯ÂÃ Â®â€¢Ã Â®Â¾Ã Â®Â¯Ã Â¯Â colloq. sorakkay) in Tamil.(From www.wikipedia.com)
*Bottle gourd reduced hunger pangs as it is full of fiber and water.It is most effective if it is taken in morning with breakfast or in the evening before dinner.Bottle gourd has been given prominent place in the Indian Ayurvedic medical system and therefore was used by our ancestor in many things.