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Bottle Gourd Ayurveda Medicinal Properties
Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha aggravatingDigestive Effects Help
Type: Vegetables
Recommended for: Autumn-Winter
Color: Green
Effect: Ojas, Sattvic

Serving Size: 1/2 c
Species: Lagenaria L. siceraria
Family: Cucurbitaceae
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ayurvedic notes
Bottle gourd builds ojas. To enhance the ojas building properties for Vata dosha, cook with milk and ghee.
Bottle gourds feel like a cross between a cucumber and pear. They are common in Asia, but new to the United States. Bottle gourd is one of the earliest cultivated plants in the world, grown for its usefulness as a water carrying device when dried and hollowed.
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buying & preparation
Chinese grocery stores sell them (along with bitter melons!) Lauki or loki squash is white inside and light green in color on the outside. It is sold in most Indian and Asian food stores. It is called fuzzy squash in Canada, kakunsa in Italian and also calabash, white pumpkin, Benares pumpkin or long white gourd. Remove the skin and seeds which are hard to digest.
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It cooks like a cucumber, turning somewhat jellylike. Steamed or sauteed. Bottle gourd can be made into a delicious dessert with sugar, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon.

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