Native to Asia and Africa, bottle gourd (colloquially known as lauki) is a green vegetable that is low in calories and has high fiber, which makes it ideal for people who want to shed a few pounds. In addition to being good for your health, bottle gourd has other benefits.
Reinvigorates your skin prepares a facemask by mixing chopped bottle gourd and cucumbers with three tablespoons of yoghurt and gram flour; blend into a paste and apply it for 20 minutes before rinsing. Doing this twice a week will help remove dead skin cells, white heads and black heads, and leave your skin soft and supple. If you want to remove tan lines and wrinkles, then rub the pulp of bottle gourd in a circular motion over your face and neck, leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it off with water.
Removes puffiness from your eyes
Take tow round slices of refrigerated bottle gourd, place them on your eyes and relax for 20 minutes. This will help refresh your eyes and reduce the swelling around them.
Adds luster to your hair
Make a homemade hair pack with a handful of chopped bottle gourds, two tablespoons of amla powder, a few drops of olive oil and massage it into your hair and scalp for 35-40 minutes and then rinse off with shampoo. If you do this twice a week, this concoction will make your hair glossy, strong and dandruff-free.
Helps you get your beauty sleep
Mix a few drops of bottle gourd juice with sesame oil and massage your scalp with this concoction regularly before going to bed; this will help you sleep well, which is essential if you want to look good.
Bottle Gourd Juice
The juice helps in stabilizing the blood sugar level and maintains blood pressure.
By Madiha Akhtar