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10 amazing health benefits snake gourd

Snake gourd is also known by the name of snake fruit. It has a peculiarly unique shape like an eel. Its length lies between 30 to 180 cm. Snake gourds are scientifically known as Trichosanthes cucumerina. It comes from the family Cucurbitaceae or squash and cucumber family. 

Here are a few health benefits that snake gourd serve:-

To lower fever

Snake gourd proves to be an aid in lowering fever. You can add a bit of honey and chiretta. It proves to be a great cure to even treat bilious fever. To treat bilious fever one can use the mixture of Snake gourd and Coriander leaves. Snake gourd also helps to catalyze vomiting. In addition to this, it is also found to be extremely effective in treating malarial fever. 

In diabetic treatment

Snake gourd proves to be a great help to lower diabetes effects. Certain therapies include Snake gourd as a regular element to treat diabetes. It is nutritionally a low-calorie food. Snake gourd helps to keep the weight at an optimum level. The nutrition found in Snake gourd is helpful for people with diabetes Type II. Additionally, it helps to lower the effects of existing conditions. Obesity, which can in the future lead to oncoming diabetes, can be controlled with this vegetable. Snake gourd acts as a perfect dietary option which makes it satisfied and sated without adding much of the calories to your diet. 

Helps prevent heart diseases

The extract of this nutritious vegetable helps to keep a check on arterial disorders such as palpitation, stress, and pain on the heart. It helps better the heart health and circulation of blood to various body parts.  It in addition also helps with disorders such as stress and palpitation on the heart. It proves to be an aid to improve blood circulation and normal heart functioning. Additionally, it lowers high blood pressure owing to its potassium content.

Helps eliminate toxins

Snake gourd is considered to assist in the digestive process. Leaves help remove the toxins from the body and help to keep bowels clean. The seeds of Snake gourd help treat dry constipation. In addition to this, it also helps speed up urination and elimination of toxins from the body. It helps to prevent dehydration and dryness and normal functioning of the bladder and kidneys by keeping the functions normally paced. 

Maintain respiratory health

Snake gourd proves to be an aid to loosen phlegm and pus in sinuses and respiratory. It additionally is considered to be very beneficial for immune health. Snake gourds also help prevent blockage of respiratory tracts and provides relief from breathing ailments.

Helps maintain hair health

 Snake gourd helps to give nourishment to follicles of hair and strengthens it. In the case of alopecia ailment, Snake gourd proves to be very helpful. It helps increase the growth of new hair and protects the weakening of hair thus preventing their loss. Owing to its high content of carotenes, vitamins, and minerals it proves to be beneficial for hair and skin health. Additionally, it helps decrease dandruff also.

Helps prevent liver problems

According to some studies it is claimed that Snake gourd helps treat liver problems such as hepatitis and jaundice. It is considered to help lower levels of bilirubin in the blood. Additionally, it is considered to be a home remedy for jaundice.

Helps lower acidity

This vegetable aids in lowering the production of excess acids in the body. Hence it helps prevent conditions such as gastritis, peptic ulcer, duodenal ulcer. It also serves to be a treatment for acid reflux, heartburn, and burning sensation. 

Promotes skin care

One can use the paste of seeds of Snake gourd to treat wounds. Additionally, it also moisturizes the skin and provides a cooling effect.  Additionally, it helps maintain skin health around eyes by reducing eye puffiness and swelling around eyes. It also eliminates wrinkles and tightens skin.

Helps prevent cancer

Owing to its high antioxidant content, snake gourd helps prevent damage caused by free radicals. It helps eliminate free radicals that cause cancer by attacking healthy cells of the body.

Drishti Lakshita
While writing brings out a dormant side of me out, topics that challenge me, get me to research or are abstract that get my mind rolling are always an added cherry. Writing, i hope will help me in adding buckets full of knowledge into my life, currently surviving on few drops.


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