Coccinia grandis: Oh Gourd! Save me from Diabetes.
Scientific Name: Coccinia grandis, Coccinia indica | English: Ivy Gourd| Sanskrit: Bimbi| Hindi: Tindora, Kunduru | Tamil: Kovai | Marathi: Tondli| Telugu: Donda Kaya | Kannada: Tondikay | Nepali:Golkakri |
Medicinal uses: Anti-diabetic, Antimicrobial, Helps heal wounds, relieve pain (analgesic), decrease fever (antipyretic), Protects liver ( hepatoprotective), antidyslipidemic, healing cataracts, anticancer, and also Highly nutritious
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The fruit of Ivy Gourd has been used in many cuisines, however it is the leaf that did not get the attention it deserved.
1. Leaves are used for preparing a green curry, that is tasty, highly nutritious and coincidentally helps diabetics too :)
2. An excellent remedy for those suffering from high sugar: Take 2-3 tablespoons (30-45ml) of freshly expressed juice of tender Coccinia grandis leaves three times daily for 21 days.
3. The leaves are also used for dressing up wounds. A paste of these leaves can be used along with the leaves of Basil and Vinca rosea.
4. Juice expressed from the stem is used to treat cataracts.
5. Whilst very tender fruits can be eaten raw, the green fruit is usually cooked and made into a vegetable
The Antidiabetic Green Curry ( Coming soon...)
Blood sugar lowering effect of Coccinia grandis
Coccinia indica in the treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus
Effect of supplementation of Coccinia cordifolia extract on newly detected diabetic patients
Wound healing activity of Coccinia