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Lau /Kaddu /Dudhi


Indian name : Lau, Kaddu, Dudhi
Scientific name : Lagenaria siceraria
Part used : Fruit/ leaf

Systematic position:
Kingdom : Plantae
Division : Magnoliophyta
Class : Magnoliopsida
Order : Cucurbitales
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Genus : Lagenaria
Species : L. siceraria

Medicinal properties/Food values: Bottle gourd is enriched with protein, minerals, carbohydrates, calcium, iron and vitamin B complex. It provides fibers, which helps in bowel movement. The juice of bottle gourd helps to prevent ulcer & acidity.

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