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Bottle Gourd Juice Benefits For Pregnancy, Beauty, And Health

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Bottle Gourd juice is considered to be the best vegetable juice during pregnancy and for weight loss. Also it is very much applicable as a beauty and health product and also useful when you are planning a baby.

Why to have Bottle Gourd Juice?

Bottle gourd is one of the healthiest vegetable easily available in market at a very affordable price. The basic health need it fulfils is hydration. Bottle gourd or lauki contains 96% water which is essential for maintaining a balanced health for pregnancy and other health reasons. Moreover, Bottle Gourd juice contains Vitamin C, Iron and Potassium which is necessary for blood purification, lowering fat and cholesterol level. Also Bootle gourd is rich with anti-oxidants which keeps your skin cells revitalise and controls ageing. For pregnant women, bottle gourd juice is very essential as it boosts collagen production and also provides DNA oxidation which is necessary for healthy growth of the baby.

Interesting Facts About Bottle Gourd

Bottle Gourd is one of the healthiest vegetables very popular in Asia, Africa, Middle East and some parts of Europe.  Known by various names such as Calabash, Long Melon, Suzza Melon, New Guinea Bean and Tasmania Bean all across the world; Bottle Gourd has a very interesting origin. Originated in Africa, the bottle gourd migrated to the rest of the world through seeds floating across oceans.

Bottle gourd is best vegetable for pregnancy

Bottle gourd belongs to the one of the first cultivated plants in human history. However, the plantation was not done primarily for food, but as water containers when they are dried up in sunlight for a long time. In India and other parts of South Asia, bottle gourd is consumed as one of the staple food items. It is known as Lauki (Hindi), Doodhi (Gujrati), Lau (Bengal & Assam), Chorakaa (Malayalam) etc. in different parts of India.

Bottle Gourd Juice Benefits

There is a long list of health benefits of bottle gourd juice. However, we pick some of the best benefits of bottle gourd juice from the list as discussed below-

1- Helps in reducing weight- Excess body weight is not a sign of healthy body which creates many health hazards. Obese women often find it very difficult to conceive and be pregnant due to extra body fat. In such cases bottle gourd juice comes handy as it is loaded with iron, vitamin and potassium which helps shedding the extra weight in your body.

2- Anti-inflammatory and promotes cooling-  Bottle gourd hydrates your body and help clearing out the toxic properties in blood. Also it is best for people with inflammation issues, nose bleeding, rash and allergies.

3- Cures stomach issues- Often we fight with indigestion, diarrhea, constipation and couple of other issues such as acid reflux due to our busy schedule and fast food consumption.
Bottle gourd juice benefits for pregnancy
Bottle Gourd juice helps in treating digestive tract problems and helps fighting tummy problems.

1- Helps curing urinary tract problem- Many a times, pregnant women face the issue of pelvic area infection including urinary tract issues due to surge of various hormones caused by pregnancy. As bottle gourd juice is diuretic in nature, it surely helps curing these problems in pregnant women.

2- Promotes healthy heart- Bottle gourd juice treats cardiovascular issues through blood pressure regulation.

3- Cures insomnia- Bottle gourd juice reduces collagen and other hormones which is responsible for insomnia and promotes better sleep.

4- Beauty benefits of bottle gourd juice- Regular intake of bottle gourd juice in the morning promotes healthy skin glow, discourages ageing and cures premature baldness.

Bottle Gourd Juice Recipe

Bottle gourd juice is very easy to extract. However, it should be consumed fresh to get the best benefits. The recipe is as follows-

  • Clean and wash the bottle gourd with water.
  • Peel off the skin.
  • Chop in bite size pieces. Remove extra seeds.
  • Put it in a blender with half a teacup of water.
  • If you don’t like the raw taste, add some mint leaves, ginger or Indian gooseberry (Amla) to spice it up.
  • Blend together. Top it up with rock salt and ice cubes.

Your juice is ready!

Hope this article has been able to inform you how bottle gourd juice is beneficial for your overall health including pregnancy. Follow Elawoman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatment.

Dr. Sunil Eshwar

About The Author

Infertility Specialist, IVF Specialist Dr. Sunil Eshwar
Bangalore

Dr. Sunil Eshwar is an Infertility specialist who is presently specializing in laparoscopic surgery, high-risk pregnancies and infertility treatments such as IVF and IUI. Dr. Sunil Eshwar completed his MBBS from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute in 2000 and MD from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in 2004. Later, he completed DNB from National Board of Examination in 2006. Dr. Sunil Eshwar is currently practicing at Apollo Fertility, Brookfield, Bangalore. For more information about Dr. Sunil Eshwar, visit elawoman.com

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7 Comments

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Varunika Kundan

I hate eating bottle gourd but after reading this article, I think I am gonna start having them. Thanks for sharing!

Oct. 10, 2018, 8:12 p.m. 5.0

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Piyush Mohan

Different types of brands offer bottle gourd juice in the market. Are they equally effective and safe as that of homemade bottle gourd juice?

Sept. 14, 2018, 3:45 p.m. 4.5

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Khushboo Rana

Such an informative blog on bottle gourd juice. It helped me a lot to improve the overall health of the body. Thanks for sharing!

Aug. 13, 2018, 1:02 p.m. 4.5

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Shruti Nagpal

Along with the listed benefits of bottle gourd, they are also a beneficial remedy for increased cholesterol as well as blood pressure.

May 27, 2018, 7:59 a.m. 5.0

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Priyanka Sinha

I drank bottle gourd juice for a month and the results were amazing. Not only my scars vanished but I also got an evident glow of the skin.

March 31, 2018, 10:14 a.m. 4.5

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Nitika Mehta

One more thing, it can even help in balancing unnecessary cravings that most of the pregnant women get for unhealthy food. Bottle gourd juice has good content of water and its fibrous nature can lower down the acidity formed too.

Oct. 27, 2017, 3:29 p.m. 4.5

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Priya Goragandhi

Oh! I hate this vegetable but there are so many health benefits with its consumption. It is rich in dietary fibre with low fat and cholesterol content. Pregnant women can have bottle gourd juice if they suffer from constipation or weight gain during pregnancy. Bottle gourd is very effective in ma...

Oct. 27, 2017, 2:50 p.m. 5.0

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