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 Post subject: Medicinal properties of Benincasa Hispida
PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:39 am 
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Mootraaghaataharam pramehashamanam kricchraashmareechchedanam
Vinmutraglapanam trishaartishamanam jeernaanga pushtipradam |

Vrishya swaadutaram twarochakaharam balyam cha pittaapaham
Kushmaandam pravaram vadanti bhishajo valliphalaanaam punaha ||


According to texts of ayurveda the properties of kushmanda or ash gourd are explained as follows.

This fruit helps in cystitis, urinary tract infections, kidney stones and other urinary tract conditions. Digestive system gets strengthened by regular consumption of this fruit and reduces acidity. This helps to normalize digestion and prevent indigestion.

It acts as a body coolant and reduces body heat

Kushmanda or Benincasa Hispida is an aphrodisiac (vrishya).It increases quality and quantity of semen. It also helps in Erectile Dysfunction by increasing hard erections. It increases body energy and bulk. Thus “bhishaja” (doctors) appreciate this fruit which is born by a creeping plant.

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