What is Ash Gourd?
Benincasa hispida, the wax gourd, also called ash gourd, white gourd, winter gourd, tallow gourd, ash pumpkin, winter melon, Chinese preserving melon and Puhul, is a vine grown for its very large fruit, eaten as a vegetable when mature. It is the only member of the genus Benincasa.
What is ash gourd good for?
It is commonly used in traditional medicine to prevent or treat various ailments and makes for a versatile addition to many dishes. Ash gourd is also believed to promote digestion, reduce inflammation, and protect against infection, ulcers, and type 2 diabetes.
What is ash gourd called in USA?
The ash gourd (Benincasa hispida) goes by many names, including wax gourd, winter melon, Chinese watermelon, white gourd and white pumpkin. The ash gourd is native to Southeast Asia and winters well in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 2 through 11.
What is ash gourd called in India?
Ash gourd, scientifically termed Benincasa hispida, goes by several vernacular names such as “Petha” in Hindi, “Boodida Gummadi” in Telugu, “Neer Pooshnikkai” in Tamil and “Kumbalam” in Malayalam.
Can I drink ash gourd juice daily?
Since ancient times, ash gourd has been prized for its medicinal properties. Apart from being loaded with essential nutrients, ash gourd also improves digestion and has a cooling effect on the body. So, if you want to stay healthy, make it a habit to drink ash gourd juice every day in the morning on an empty stomach.
Where can i buy ash gourd in Namibia?
It is available at Superspa Maurae , Maerua Mall and other grocery stores in Namibia