Bottle gourd is a very common Indian vegetable full of nutritional value. It contains 92% water and bottle gourd juice has many health benefits. For thousands of years, bottle Gourd juice has been used in Ayurvedic medicines to treat various problems. Bottle gourd is a great source of phosphorous, fiber, potassium, iron, sodium, and vitamin. It has very less amount of calories fat and cholesterol.Bottle gourd (doodhi/ lauki) is getting popular throughout the world due to its remedial properties. Lauki is highly recommended in Ayurveda.
It has a innumerable health benefits. One of the most significant uses is in heart problems. Even one can be saved from bypass surgery! This simple and very economical vegetable is full of minerals and water. Bottle gourd helps fight many small problems keeping you healthy.
Some of the health benefits of bottle gourd juice are;
Bottle gourd juice is widely used for the weight loss. Lauki juice has low fat and low cholesterol.
Lauki juice is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B, sodium, iron and potassium. As a result, this anti-oxidant drink is quite popular among health conscious individuals.
One cup of lauki juice contains 26 mg of Vitamin C , an active antioxidant which protects the cells from being damaged and 1.8 mg of zinc, an essential mineral which ensures healthy functioning of cells and regulation of hormones in the body.
It helps reduce the inflammations in the liver and kidneys.Since lauki juice is high in water content.
Cooling Effect on Stomach
It provides a cooling effect to the body, which helps to replenish the water lost in the form of sweat. A must-have recipe during summers.
Helps in easing the problem related to constipation. The water and fiber in the bottle gourd make the digestive system free and active. The fiber and the minerals in Lauki supports healthy digestion and combats flatulence and constipation.
Treats Urinary Tract infection
Bottle gourd helps to treat urinary tract infection. Fresh bottle gourd juice mixed with fresh lime juice is the best remedy for the urinary infections. It reducing burning sensation from acidic urination and reduces the urinary tract infection with its alkalizing and diuretic properties.
Prevents premature greying of hair
Ancient Ayurveda says that bottle gourd prevents premature graying hair. Drinking fresh bottle gourd juice in the morning on a regular basis can be very useful.
Sesame oil when mixed with bottle gourd juice helps to cure problems of insomnia.
Bottle gourd is extremely popular for reducing high blood pressure and keeping your heart healthy.
Lauki combats excessive thirst in diabetic patients.
– Take a fresh bottle gourd (as it is without peeling the skin).
– Wash it in clean water. Grate it well. Grind this in the grinder.
– While grinding put 7 leaves of Tulsi and 5 mint leaves.
– Filter this in cotton cloth to separate juice.
– The juice should be about 125 grams.
– Add 125 gram of water so as to make it 250 grams.
– Then add 4 grinded peppers and a gram of rock salt.
Drink three times a day, in the morning, at day time and at night – after at least half an hour of food. First three-four days, it can be taken a bit less in quantity(less than 250 ml). When your body gets adjusted with this then start taking the full dose (250 ml). In the beginning, this juice works on the gastrointestinal tract to correct its anomaly, so you may feel little uncomfortable. But don’t bother—continue the dose.
This should be continued for two three months according to your need. And afterwards, the dose can be limited to taking once or twice a day according to the necessity.
Don’t drop the medicine at once. Both the juice therapy and medicine should be continued side by side with the gap of one to two hours.
Everyday five – six kilometer of comfortable walk should be done in the morning or evening. Or else it can be divided into two—in the morning and evening. Don’t over-exert.
Sour items should be avoided. Avoid curd with cream. Non-veg items and any intoxicating items like alcohol and smoking etc. should not be taken.
Food at night should be taken at least three hours before sleep.
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If you are suffering from health issues like profuse sweating, fatigue or diarrhea, then drinking a glass of lauki juice would prove to be extremely good for you. Lauki juice naturally helps to replace the water content lost and at the same time, controls extreme thirst, which is common among diabetic patients. It revitalizes you by replenishing the loss of water.
Since lauki juice internally cleanses your system, it helps to promote good skin by keeping pimples away and by balancing the secretion of oil.
Do not drink bitter lauki juice. Despite of being loaded with nutrition a bitter lauki juice may have serious repercussions. It is also recommended to avoid mixing the bottle gourd juice with any other juice.