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Healthy Bottle gourd Juice

Bottle Gourds are very beneficial to our health. Lauki, dudhi or bottle gourd holds pride of place in the Indian Ayurvedic medical system. Here is why our ancestors included it in their regular diet, and why it still makes sense to do so.

Lauki is 96.1% water, so is light on the stomach and aids digestion. A 100 gm serving of lauki contains just twelve calories and is ideal if you are watching your weight. You can read a more previous articles on bottle gourd here. Now lets catch up with the juice.


1. Bottle gourd – 250 gm  or small one

2. Mint leaves – 5

3. Salt  to taste

4. Jeera powder – 1 tsp

5. Black pepper powder – 2 tsp


1. Peel bottle gouard and wash, cut mint leaves

2. Mix in   mixture

3. Add water(little )

4. Add jeera, pepper powder and salt. Stir Well.

About Sanjana Shenoy

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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29 Responses to Healthy Bottle gourd Juice

  1. Sanjoo Sharma November 14, 2011 at 2:52 am #

    Dear Sanjana,

    It’s Sanjoo Sharma from New Delhi, India….Need your suggestion on my Mom health.

    My Mom (62 years) having problems like BP, Sugar, KFT (where Blood Urea is 48.2, Blood Urea Nitrogen is 22.53 & Cretatine is around 1.73 where Uric Acid, Total Protein & Albumin is normal) and Thyroid (T3 — 57, T4 — 4.1 & TSH is 23.6). He Sodium, Calcium and Potassium is also in range.

    Please suggest that can she have Bottle Gourd juice daily/alternate days or not…Also can she have Bottle Gourd in food like we cook at home ???


  2. vanita patel November 28, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

    Hello Sanjana Mam,

    As i want to reduce weight with bottle guard juice..pls let me know that can i store it in refrigerate overnight and can have it in early morning on empty stomach ??? bcz in the morning time i can not make the fresh juice as making juice creates noise which would disturb the others sleep. or will it be beneficial to drink bottle guard juice after dinner/ at time of dinner.

    pls advice.

    Vanita Patel

  3. chaitra k kini May 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    hello sanjana,

    it was great pleasure meeting u personally in Yenepoya hospital. my mom had eaten biscuits everyday , as she had LDL profile high it again increased with this biscuits. i never knew many thing before meeting u. good information in ur website. right time i met right person thank God!!!! so i hope some positive things happening with my Total cholestral count.
    thank u

  4. Suryanarayana September 22, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    I have some blocks of 40 % in the distributaries of blood vesels and not in main arteries. To remove the blocks, what type of juices or diet I have to use. Quantity, how long, how much per day etc. I have been tested positive in TMT for last 10 years and I have not used any medicines for this. One of my friend suggested to use bottle gourd juice of 250 ml per day for 2-3 months. After reading other reports here, I am requesting Sanjanaji to reply to my e mail at the earliest.
    I am a vegetarian and living in Bangalore.

    Thanking you in advance.

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