The cooked vegetable is cooling, diuretic, sedative and anti-bilious. It gives a feeling of relaxation after eating it
According to Dr. C.D. Mehta of Bengal T.B. sanatorium, India, bottle gourd is one of the best vegetables for tuberculosis patients. He had carried out extensive researches which confirm that regular use of cooked bottle gourd develops immunity against tubercular germs.
This vegetable is valuable in urinary disorders. A glass of fresh juice prepared by grating the whole fruit should be mixed with a teaspoon of lime juice. It should be given once daily to treat burning sensation in urinary passage due to high acidity of urine. It serves as an alkaline mixture. It should be given with sulpha drugs in the treatment of urinary infection.
It acts as an alkaline diuretic in this condition.