Ivy gourd and gooseberry have wonderful health benefits.Ivy gourd belonging to the
watermelon family and also known as Coccinea(kovakkai,kovakka),can be cooked as a
vegetable, made into salad,soup or juices like what i’m going to share with you now.
Health benefits of Ivy gourd
1.Helps lower blood sugar levels
2.It has anti- obesity properties.
3.Good for iron deficient people
.4.Prevents kidney stones.
5.Digestive tract is healthy
6.Good for conditioning the arteries of the heart
7.Reduces blood pressure. and many more to list …..Even the leaves and tubers are used in ayurvedic medications.
Pregnant mothers,nursing mothers ,and people due for surgery should not take this as it lower sugar levels causing fatigue.
So let’s get into the recipe now
1 cup (10-15 fruit) gourd
a small piece turmeric root (optional)
2 leaves of romaine lettuce
a small piece ginger
3 tblsp curd or yoghurt
2-3 cups water
a pinch of salt
honey or any sweetner you like
Blend all these together in a juice extractor and serve .