Momordica Dioica is commonly known as Spiny gourd and also known as bristly balsam pear, prickly, carolaho, teasle gourd, Kantola is a species of the flowering plant. It is used as a vegetable in all regions of India and some parts of South Asia. It has commercial importance and is exported and used locally. The fruit is cooked with species or fries and sometimes eaten with meat or fish in a certain part of the world.
In today’s Era, such craze of junk food has increased that people reduce the intake of vegetable and lentils, which give their body the necessary strength. But very few people know that there is some vegetable which gets their benefit only after eating for a few days. One such vegetable is a spiny gourd, it’s the most powerful vegetable in the world. It is also used as a medicine. There is so much strength in this vegetable that your body becomes healthy or just by the consumption of a few days it becomes steely. The spiny gourd is also known as Kakode and sweet bitter gourd.
If you also include it in your daily then it also fulfills the deficiency of other elements are fiber. It also considered the most powerful vegetable in Ayurveda. This vegetable is delicious as well as full of protein, eating it daily makes your body strong. It is said that it has 50 times more strength and protein. The phytochemicals present in control help a lot in promoting health. It’s a vegetable rich in antioxidants. It also very helpful in keeping the body clean, it has much health during the monsoon season. It has many health benefits, due to which its cultivation has started worldwide, its mainly cultivated in the mountainous region of India.
BENEFIT FOR HEALTH
In the pandemic situation of coronavirus is driving strong demand for spiny gourd.
Benefit for Weight Loss
The spiny gourd is rich in protein and iron while calories are low. If you consume 100 grams of spiny gourd vegetable then you get 17 calories. Due to which it is a better option for people with weight loss.
The benefit to prevent Cancer
Cancer may also cause symptoms like fever extreme tiredness, or weight loss, changes of DNA within cells, smoking and tobacco, and viruses and other infection. Such as Ketonoids in spiny gourd are helpful in the prevention of various eye diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and even cancer.
Benefit in Digestion
If you do not want to eat its vegetable, then you can eat it by making pickles. In Ayurveda, it is used as a medicine to treat many diseases. It plays an important role in improving digestion.
Control of High blood pressure
The excess amount of Momordica element and fiber present in spiny gourd are a remedy for all difficulties or diseases for the body. The element momordicine act as an antioxidant, anti-diabetes, and anti-stress to control weight and high blood pressure.
Benefit for Cold & Cough
Usually, It happens through virus and flu infection to become sick, the runny nose will be watery, and after that darker. Anti allergens and analgesics in the control are very helpful in providing relief from cold and cough.
A benefit to control Sugar level
Since aged people, diabetics and sugar patients should eat the spiny gourd daily to manage diet and control their blood sugar level.
A benefit to increase Immunity Boosting
The immune system can also be weak by smoking, alcohol, and poor nutrition, a viral infection that destroys white blood cells and weakens the immune system. It is a great source of food that boosts your immunity which gives you to fight against the virus.
A benefit to getting relief from Constipation
Causes of constipation are not eating enough fiber, change your eating habits, ignoring the urge to pass stools, lack of exercise, and not drinking enough water. It is high in fiber and anti-oxidant thus very useful for easy digestion and eliminates constipation.
Benefit from Skin Ageing
It also has anti-aging properties as it is blessed with anti-oxidant that fight free radicals the body has due to aging and pollution.
Benefit for Cure Eczema and Skin
Juice of the young fruit can be applied the cure pimple and acne. Roasted seeds of the mature fruit are recommended for eczema and other skin problems.
Benefit for Brain Function
Neurodegenerative diseases cause your brain can change your personality and cause confusion. the fruit of the plant possesses neuroprotective and support the brain function via the CNS (central nervous system). In Ayurveda, it is used to treat mental disorders.
Benefits for Peptic Ulcer and Piles
Simple light non-spiny boil curry is best for relating to digestion and piles also. Don’t peel off the skin of the spiny gourd if you are making curry because the skin is most effective for this purpose.
The benefit to Remove Kidney stone
If any person is suffering from a kidney stone in the kidney can get relief from kidney stone using spiny gourd. Add 10 grams of powder of spiny gourd in one glass of milk or water and drink it daily to remove kidney stones of the kidney and the bladder.
The benefit to Improve Eyesight
Some of the most common causes of low vision include age-related, degeneration, diabetes, and glaucoma, low vision also result from cancer of the eye. Spiny gourd also consists of a good amount of vitamin A, which is essential for good eyesight.
The benefit of using for pregnant women
During the pregnancy fresh green pods of the spiny gourd is a good source of folates (Vitamin B9), which is essential for cell growth and reproduction. If pregnant mothers having fresh green pod spiny gourd in their meals during the pregnancy period then chance of decrease neural tube defect.
HOW TO TAKE CARE PLANT
The spiny gourd is a vegetable of the monsoon season and it is also known as a sweet bitter gourd. It has tiny spiny all over its body and that is why it is called a spiny gourd. It is also called teasel gourd, Karol, Kankro, Kartoli, Agakara, and Bhat Korola. It simply cultivated an infertile soil spiny gourd is mostly cultivation in the mountain region of India.
Spiny gourd thrives well in a warm humid climate. This can be grown successfully in areas where the temperature ranges from 25 to 40 degrees Celsius with an annual rainfall of 180 to 200 cm. It grows very well under sandy loam soils rich in organic matter. Optimum soil pH level for the crop ranges from 6.0 to 7.0 provides the full sun to this spiny gourd growing. If you want to grow in the pot. terrace or balcony grows it near the wall so that it can up to along with it.
It is more resistant to low temperature than another plant of this family however it requires the hot temperature and humidity to grow. The easiest way to propagate spiny gourd is by tubers or by seeds. Before planting seeds accurately that, this will get rid of many fungal diseases. Before planting the seeds, loosen the soil thoroughly and arrange the bed, place the seed in the depth of 2 to 2.5 inches inside the soil you can implant the plant from the nursery. For this, dig the crater in the appropriate place, and after planting the plant must be filled with compost and topsoil, light irrigation should be done after planting.
SPINY GOURD GROWING IN POT
Take a medium-sized pot with 3 or 4 holes at the bottom of the pot. The holes help inappropriate drainage of water position small stone on the hole. This stone is to prevent the slipping of soil through the hole.
Fill the pot with soil and compost. Put the spiny gourd seed and cover the seed with soil.
Sprinkle the some water over the soil.
Water the seeds daily for 10-15 days the seeds will germinate and will soon grow their initial leaves.
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