Peerkangai / Ridge Gourd is Rich in multiple health benefits, Fresh ridge gourd is soft, cylindrical, slightly sugary and a popularly used green vegetable in Indian cuisines. They are sourced from trusted growers and packed and stored in hygienic conditions, so that you receive only the freshest and tastiest produce. .
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Peerkangai / Ridge Gourd Health Benifits:
Ridge Gourd / Peerkangai is a very healthy veggie because it contains very few calories (only 40 calories per cup) and thus it works well for weight loss. Along with eating other high fiber low calorie foods a person can lose up to 2 pounds a week eating ridge gourd. Ridge gourd creates a full feeling and keeps a person from eating constantly.
Ridge Gourd / Peerkangai contains insulin like peptides that lowers and balances blood sugar. And these powerful peptides lower the amount of sugar excreted in through the urine. And Ridge Gourd restricts sugar from rising above what we consider normal levels and dropping too low. Thus Ridge Gourd / Peerkangai is very important for those who suffering from diabetes and hypoglycemia.
Ridge Gourd / Peerkangai is also a good anti-inflammatory agent thus helping with cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. And because inflammation is the first step towards the creation of disease, thus Ridge Gourd helps to prevent disease in general. And Ridge Gourd cut into small pieces and eaten with a little lime juice helps with urinary bladder inflammation and urethritis. Plus Ridge Gourd has antibiotic qualities that help to prevent and heal bacterial infections. Ridge Gourd juice is important for healing jaundice and liver disease… and the seeds plus the meat of the gourd can also be ingested for additional cleansing of the liver. One cup of fresh Ridge Gourd juice with a little sweetener taken twice a day is important for healing liver disease and jaundice.
This amazing gourd is also a good detoxing agent for the liver, blood, and other tissues of the body. And when we have toxins removed from the body our immune system functions correctly. Ridge Gourd contains lots of fiber which is important for providing a good environment for growing of probiotic bacteria and boosting our immune system.
Ridge Gourd and the juice are both very alkalizing and thus keep away acidity thus preventing disease. And Ridge Gourd works well for those who feel hot all the time, it’s a great internal cooling agent. And Ridge Gourd contains lots of beta-carotene a powerful antioxidant.
Also if Ridge Gourds are dried the resulting luffa sponge is wonderful for exfoliating dead skin.
Ridge Gourd / Peerkangai also contains Vitamin C for keeping away colds, B Vitamins for good mood and vitality, zinc for strengthening our immune system, iron for anemia, manganese and magnesium for enzyme production and immunity, plus calcium and phosphorus for strong bones.
Ridge Gourd / Peerkangai roots boiled in water are great for healing swollen lymph glands, dissolving away kidney stones, and for detoxing the spleen. Plus the leaves of the plant used for tea works great for diarrhea.