The pointed gourd is one of the popular vegetables in South East Asia. Like the spiral gourd, pointed gout grows from the vine in the summer season. It is popularly known as Parwal in the native region. It belongs to the family cucurbitaceous.
Due to series of health benefits upon the intake of pointed gout its popularity is constantly on the rise.
The tender pointed gourds are generally consumed. Upon maturity, the seeds get harden which recommends its removal.
Generally, the pointed gourd is consumed upon frying with the vegetable oil and by adding condiments.
The pointed gourd is generally consumed by deep-frying with the vegetable oil, which drastically decreases the health benefits.
Some of the proven health benefits are
1. Facilitate Digestion
Consumption of the pointed gourd is beneficial in facilitating the digestion of the food. This is due to the goodness of the ample amount of the fiber combined with the goodness of the antioxidant innate.
2. Cholesterol Regulation
The goodness of the high fiber in the pointed gourd is beneficial in the regulation of the cholesterol level in human body.
3. Prolong Life
An adequate amount of the antioxidant in the pointed gourd is useful in the expansion of the human life. This is due to the goodness of the minimizing the adverse effects of the free radical in the cell.
4. Blood Purification
Ayurveda emphasis the blood purification potential upon the intake of the pointed gourd.
5. Immunity Boosting
An adequate amount of the vitamin C in the pointed gourd is helpful in the boosting of the immunity. Immunity boosting is vital in the prevention of the various ailments in the body caused by the lack of immunity.
6. Debates Prevention
The goodness of the adequate amount of the fiber in the pointed gourd is useful in the regulation of the sugar level in the human body. This procures good effects in the prevention of diabetes.
7. Weight Loss
Ample amount of the fiber-combined with the low in the fat is helpful in the loss of the weight. This produces good effects for the one wishing to lose weight.
8. Anemia Prevention
Anemia is the ailments predominately caused by the lack of the iron in the diet. The intake of the pointed gourd produces good effects in anemia prevention.
9. Adequate Vision
Ayurveda recommends the consumption of the pointed gourd for the optimum vision. This is due to the goodness of the ample amount of the antioxidant followed by the supply of vitamin A proper amount.
10. Blood Pressure Lowering
The adequate amount of the potassium in the pointed gourd is helpful in the lowering of the blood pressure in human body.
11. A soothing Cough and Skin Ailments
Ayurveda emphasis on the use of the pointed gourd in a soothing cough and curing of the various ailments in the skin.