Bottle Gourd (Chiranga or Churakka) is also known by different names like calabash gourd, white-flowered gourd, New Guinea bean, Tasmania bean and long melon. It comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. The fruit is usually harvested unripe and used in various cuisines as a vegetable.
Apart from its well known cooling effect in the body, but is also known to be quite beneficial for the heart and in helping reduce sleeping disorders. Filled with iron, vitamins and potassium, it's also used to assist with weight loss.