Snake Gourd or Padwal in Hindi...or chinese cucumber
The Snake Gourd has natural antibiotic, anti inflammatory, expectorant and laxative properties. It can scatter mucous , eliminate pus and purge toxic matter. It is also a heart tonic and is also said to stimulate production of body fluids while relieving dehydration in the system.
Snake Gourd is also considered a useful remedy for diabetes. Its juice has long been used in dandruf treatment, while its leaves have been found to be useful in jaundice. It is also loaded with minerals like magnesium, phosphorus and calcium.
How to eat- buy fresh green soft and firm when pressed, wrap in plastic bag and keep in fridge and consume within 4-5 days. If seeds are present, remove the seeds for better taste, peel and cook well as vegetable before serving. more