Sponge Gourd or Chinese Okra
One of the healthiest green vegetables is Sponge Gourd also known as lufa. Lufa is basically a fruit but consumed as vegetable. To make it edible, one needs to harvest it at early stage of development. The fully developed gourd is used as the scrubbing sponge in bathrooms and kitchens.
These gourds are sometimes arrow straight sometimes curved in shape. The fruit has ridge lines that run across the fruit skin.
Sponge gourd possess many healing and medicinal properties and is quite useful in asthma, skin diseases and splenetic enlargement. Researchers discovered that its regular consumption is helpful for rheumatism, backache, internal hemorrhage, chest pains as well as hemorrhoids.
- It acts as a Blood Purifier
- Helps Prevent Diabetes
- Prevents Indigestion
- Helps in Weight Loss
- Helps to cure Jaundice