The scientific name of angled loofah is Luffa acutangulas. It belongs to family Cucurbitaceae. The color of angled loofah is green. The shape of this plant is clavate oblong and it is from 15 – 30 cm long. It is a pan tropical climbing herb. It is cultivated throughout India and it is grown in all types of soil. It is naturalized in tropics and subtropics and it is grown in summer or in rainy season. It is propagated by seeds. In the folklore medicine, the juice of angled loofah is used as demulcent, diuretic and aperient. Also, the juice of angled loofah is used for jaundice.
The seed oil of angled loofah is used for dermatitis. Also, you can use the juice of roasted young fruit to cure the headache. In Southeast Asia, West Africa, China and India, the young leaves and fruits of angled loofah are used as vegetable. You can cut the angled loofah into slices and fry it in batter. Here are some health benefits of the angled loofah:
Angled loofah helpful for diabetes
There are some studies in which are shown that it can be used as home remedy for diabetes. People, who suffer from diabetes, can use it as their natural remedy because it has insulin like peptides that can lower the sugar levels in the blood along with urine. It can restrict the blood insulin level to reasonable quantity.
Angled loofah cure jaundice
It has medicinal properties which can help you in the natural treatment of jaundice. You can mix one cup of angled loofah juice with two spoons of sugar. You can take this home remedy two times per day as your cure for jaundice.
There are some studies in which are shown that it can alleviate the constipation and it can be used as home remedy to cure piles.
You can grind it to extract one half cup of angled loofah juice. You should mix it with sugar and take it two times per day. You should consult with your doctor if this home remedy is suitable for your asthma treatment.
It has low content of saturated fat and cholesterol. The high water content makes it a food with low calories. It can be used to treat the jaundice. Also, It is one of the best foods which you can add to your diet if you want to lose weight in natural and healthy way, so don’t doubt it to use it.
You can add it to your diet, because it can clean your blood from pollutants. Also, it can boost your liver health and it can decrease the effects of alcohol intoxication.
It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine as a home remedy for many different conditions, including bacterial, viral and fungal infections. There are some studies in which are shown that the angled loofah has this role due to its antimicrobial properties. The fruit powder of angled loofah was macerated with the methanol and ethyl acetate due to their antibacterial properties. This home remedy can help against different types of bacteria, including S. aureus, P. aeruginosa, B. subtilis and E. coli.
It has anti – inflammatory and analgesic properties. There are some studies in which are shown that the antioxidant capability of the seed extract are confirmed by the anti – inflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant effects of this extract. The seed extract of angled loofah has high amounts of flavonoids and phenol acid. These seeds can give you a relief from the pain that is caused by the inflammatory disorders.
It has been shown that the matured and dried angled loofah has a sponge that is used as exfoliating product while bathing. It can help to eliminate the dead cells from skin and it can make your skin smooth and conditioned. Also, it has blood purifying properties which can help to people who have acne and pimple problems. Also, it is very effective home remedy for combating the foot and body odor.