Ash Gourd

Ash Gourd

Scientific Name :

Benincasa hispida

Medicinal Value :

It is good for diabetes, Cures peptic ulcer, Acts as blood coagulant. Used to treat lung disease.

Nutrient Value :

Ash gourd is an excellent source of vitamin B1, Vitamin C, Calcium and High Potassium

Culinery and Other Values :

In India it is used to prepare sweets, Sambhar, Avial

Glossary :

  • English : Ash Gourd
  • Tamil : neer poosanikai
  • Malayalam : Kumbalanga
  • Telugu : Boodidha gummadi kaaya
  • Kannada : Budugumbala
  • Hindi : pethakaddu
  • Assamese : komora
  • Bengali : Chal Kumro
  • Gujarati : Petha
  • Punjabi : petha