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.

Ingredients

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

Method:

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.

Sanjana Shenoy

About Sanjana Shenoy

A dietitian from Mangalore, India. A post graduate diploma holder in “Dietetics” and a university topper from Welcomgroup School of Hotel Administration from the prestigious Manipal University. At present working as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India. Consultant for corporates like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.

Subcribe to Nutrihealth

Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates.

29 Responses to Healthy Bottle gourd Juice

  1. Srikanth June 14, 2009 at 12:48 pm #

    Hi Sanjana,

    I recently gone thru a research article posted by a doctor, which says that bitterness in bottle guard or in any Cucurbitaceae family can prove to be extremely toxic and can have adverse effect on the human body. What is your opinion on that?. Is there any special advice to the readers and followers of such alternate medicines?.

    Thanks for your time and reply.

    Srikanth M.

  2. Sanjana Shenoy
    Sanjana - Dietitian June 15, 2009 at 9:38 am #

    Hi Srikanth,
    Yes, my first advice to all those who follow treatments through alternate forms of medicine should see the qualifications of the doctor to whom they are consulting as there are a lot of fake doctors who do a 3 month stint in Thailand or South India and call themselves”doctors”. The composition of these medicines are also fake where they add steroids to speed up the healing or treatment. I have seen several patients suffer kidney failure or get steroid induced diabetes and on questioning them well, we discover that the sources are “Ayurvedic medicines”. There are very good qualified practitioners who have their theory and practical right and Ayurveda and homeopathy are complex fields which require years of study and practice.

    About the bitter gourd query, any food taken in excess can become toxic depending on the nutritional value as excess of any nutrient is toxic. Hence an intake of variety of food will help you in preventing any of the toxicity. Even obesity is a kind of toxicity as it is due to excess of nutrients in the body.

  3. srabani das August 16, 2009 at 9:42 pm #

    I am 42 years old female ..I have started drinking one glass of ‘Lauki’ Juice daily morning since last seven days… for losing weight.

    1) I would like to know .. what is the right quantity .. and how long should I continue ?

    2) Should I have the juice daily ?

    3) What is the process for making the Juice ?

    Regards

    Srabani Das

  4. Ramakrishnan October 31, 2009 at 4:32 pm #

    As per the advice I am having Louki juice 250 ml every day.
    The man who supplies comes late
    Questions
    Is it required to be had on empty stomach.
    I used to have about 2000 ml of luke warm water every morning. Can I continue with it.
    As the person is coming late can i have water can i store the same and have it next day.

  5. Sanjana Shenoy
    Sanjana - Dietitian November 10, 2009 at 10:43 am #

    Remember never store juices…Storing will destroy the nutrients in it.. Rather make it at home and consume immediately….

  6. sabaa November 20, 2009 at 9:32 pm #

    am 24 years old female ..I am plannin to start takin lauki juice in morning?? does it really hepl in weight loss??

    1) I would like to know .. what is the right quantity .. and how long should I continue ?

    2) Should I have the juice daily ?

    3) What is the process for making the Juice ?
    4) plzz tell me juice sholud be made of raw or bolied lauki..
    waiting eagerly for ur reply..plzzz
    Regards

    Sabaa

  7. Irene December 20, 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    Hello,

    can you please email me on how to make the juice.

    also, if i should have it on empty stomach, how many glasses can i have a day.

    i want to lose weight.

    thank you

  8. Sanjana Shenoy
    Sanjana - Dietitian December 21, 2009 at 9:52 am #

    One glass per day is sufficient….

  9. Sam February 21, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    hi mam ,
    i sam ,i want a suggestion from u that i want put on weight…hw will i go go about it.

    my height is -170 cm
    and my weight is -56kg

    plz help me out

  10. honey March 6, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

    height-150cm
    weight-74kg

  11. honey March 6, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    ) I would like to know .. what is the right quantity .. and how long should I continue Should I have the juice daily ?

  12. honey March 6, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    how to reduce my weight

  13. Aurobindo October 30, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

    Dear madam,

    I want to make lauky with butter milk juce for commercial purpose. Is there any harm to body or it will serve a good drinks. potassium sorbate as a preservative.

    regards
    Aurobindo

  14. S.i Pathan November 22, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    i WANT TO MAKE BITTER GOURD JUICE FOR THE DIABETIC PATIENTS AS A COMMERCIAL PURPOSE, WHAT WOULD BE THE PRESERVATIVE & DAILY DOSAGE ?

    THANKS,

    BEST REGARDS

    S.I. PATHAN

  15. shaleen February 17, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    Hello Sanjanaji,

    You mentioned in another of your articles, that Bottle-Gourd should not be eaten raw because it causes stomach upsets,

    Please clarify whether the juice from raw Dudhi won’t cause any stomach problems.

    Thanks for all the wonderful articles.

    Shaleen

  16. Sanjana Shenoy
    Sanjana - Dietitian February 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Hi Shaleen,

    Some people do not tolerate raw vegetable juices as they do not have the enzymes to break down fiber, hence may experience bloating and cramping in the stomach. So you will need to try whether dhudi juice works or not…

    thanks for the compliments

  17. Surya March 10, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    Hello,Greetigs, the answers and suggessions are really helpful.I am 31 years male with 75KGs weight and had 240LDL cholostrol. Please advise me th best treatement to lose weight or lower my cholestrol.

  18. Tulasi March 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    any body can take a bottlegourd juice pl tell 9 years child can take pl reply

  19. Raj June 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    “bitterness in bottle guard or in any Cucurbitaceae family can prove to be extremely toxic ” yes is it very much true, my dad was consuming a glass fo raw bottle gound jucie every day for his heart blocks. One day he got a bitter one blod motiions and vomitings started immediately after 5 mins of consumbtion, he was hospatilised with in an hour and he had contionious vomitings and blood motions for 2 days and luckly he survived.

  20. Mary Attwood September 14, 2011 at 1:09 am #

    I would like to know if I can order bottle gourd juice in London anywhere? If not, can I order it from you?

  21. Sanjana Shenoy
    Sanjana - Dietitian September 25, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    Hi Mary,

    I dont think its available in London, but if you can pick up the vegetable at an Indian market, you can juice it at home to get its best.

  22. ayur September 26, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    good article.
    its “zeera” and not “jeera”

  23. poornima October 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    I want to reduce my weight & bulge tummy & waist so tell me how to use bottle gourd juice.

    Please mail me.

    Thank u.

  24. Anna November 13, 2011 at 1:59 am #

    Hi, where can I purchase ash gourd juice? Does it work for epilepsy?

  25. 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 ???

    Regards,
    Sanjoo

  26. 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.

    Regards,
    Vanita Patel

  27. 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

  28. 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.

  29. Umang April 14, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

    Hi Dr. I am naturotherapist here in Gujarat
    I do practice of natural juicing and now i would like to go for production of juice like, bottel-gourd, bitter gourd, Amla, Jinger, turmeric, etc..
    I would like to know if i can have some help regarding preservative and vacuum packing..

Leave a Reply


+ 7 = 15