Ash Gourd (Benincasa hispida), also known as Wax Gourd, White Gourd, Winter Gourd, Tallow Gourd, Ash Pumpkin, and Winter Melon is a vine grown for its very large fruit, eaten as a vegetable when mature.
Nutritional Facts: It's a good source of Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, and Calcium. It is found to be high in Potassium.0
Medicinal Value: It is found to be good for diabetes, and know to help cures peptic ulcers. It acts as blood coagulant, and is often used to treat lung diseases.
Names in Other Languages: Tamil - Neer Poosanikai • Malayalam - Kumbalanga, Kumblan • Telugu - Boodidha gummadi kaaya • Kannada - Budugumbala • Hindi - Pethakaddu • Assamese - Komora • Bengali - Chal Kumro • Gujarati - Petha • Punjabi - Petha