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Scientific name of Bristly luffa: Luffa echinata
Name of Bristly luffa in different languages:-
English: Bitter Sponge Gourd, bitter luffa
Sanskrit: जीमूतः jimuta, Koshataki, Karkati
Hindi: घागरबेल ghagarbel, बिन्दाल bindaal, ककोड़ा kakora
Tamil: பேய்ப்பீர்க்கு pey-p-pirkku
Malayalam: Puttil peera, Mullan peechil
It is a climber vine spreading with tendril, slightly hairy, spread over bushes and hedges. The leaves are kidney-shaped, simple, arranged alternately, 3 to 5 lobed, margin serrated and pubescent. Flowers are white, or yellow, found in axillary panicles. Fruits are spiny, ashy, slightly oblong, color yellowish, contain many seeds, which id embedded in the pulp, intensely bitter. Flowering is August-September.
Useful plant parts:
Fruits, Whole plant
To treat sinusitis, bronchitis, Stomach disorders,colic, edema, epilepsy, inflammation, low BP, Stomach pain etc.
β-Sitosterol, oleanolic acid, cucurbitacin, saponin, echinatin, and flavonoids
Used as an ingredient in: