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Lau /Kaddu /Dudhi

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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