Fresh bottle gourd cultivated by our farmers of Dhading, chitwan, Kaski, Tanahun and Syangja (
धादिङ्,तनहुँ,चितवन,कास्की,स्याङ्जा आदी क्षेत्रका कृषकद्वरा उत्पादित ताजा लौका)
The gourd was one of the world's first cultivated plants grown not primarily for food, but for use as containers. Bottle gourd belongs to the family- Cucurbitaceae and its plant is a running or climbing vine. Bottle gourd is a vegetable high on water and is a rich source of vitamin C, K and calcium. It helps in maintaining a healthy heart and brings down bad cholesterol levels. Its juice is also beneficial for diabetic patients as it stabilizes the blood sugar level and it also maintains blood pressure.