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9 Health Benefits of RIDGE GOURD


Ridge gourd ( Sponge Gourd) is called as Beerakai in Telugu, Peerkangai in Tamil and Torai in Hindi. Biologically ridge gourd is referred to as Luffa acutangula. It's a ridged and dark green veggie with white pulp inside. These are extremely advantageous through the health perspectives.
A few of the health benefits shows up below:


  • Ridge gourd is extremely rich in dietary fiber and enriched with all the vital elements that include Vit-C, Zinc, Iron, Riboflavin, Magnesium, Thiamin and traces of another minerals.
  • It is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and calories that aids in weight loss.
  • Ridge gourd contains good content of cellulose and high in water content that helps to relieve from constipation and healing piles.
  • Ridge gourd contains insulin like Peptides and Alkaloids within the vegetable that helps to reduce the sugar levels in both the blood and urine.
  • It is high in Beta-carotene which is good for enhancing eye sight.
  • Ridge gourd acts effective in purifying blood. It boosts up and nourishes the liver health and protects the liver from alcohol intoxication.
  • Ridge gourd juice is used to heal jaundice and to strengthen your immune system against any infection.
  • It is good for skin care, as the blood purifying qualities in it ensures you to stay clear from pimples and acne.
  • Ridge gourd helps to manage acidity as well as ulcers. It is well known as a cooling agent and aids in handling burning up experience with the urine.
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