Bindaal Phal (Luffa Echinata)

 
 
Bindaal Phal 2

Bindaal Phal 1

Habitat:

Luffa echinata is found in many parts of  India.

Description:

                 Luffa echinata a climber with a slender, slightly hairy, furrowed stem and 2-fid tendrils. Leaves orbicular reniform, obscurely 5-angled or more or less deeply 5-lobed; .male peduncles normally paired, are being 1-flowered and the other a long raceme of 5-12 flowers at the apex; female flower solitary; fruit oblong or globose, about 3 cm long, not ribbed, clothed with ciliate bristles; seeds many, 5 mm long

Medicinal Uses:

Luffa echinata Roxb are Ascites, Jaundice, Malaria, Liver Cirrhosis, Intestinal Colic, Enlargement of Spleen, Enlargement of Liver, Biliary Colic. The Indication of Dried Fruit of Luffa echinata Roxb is Piles. The Indications of Infusion (fruit) of Luffa echinata Roxb are Jaundice, Malaria, Spleen Affections, Intestinal Colic, Biliary Colic, Dead Foetus, Enlargement of Liver, Enlargement of Spleen, Liver Cirrhosis, Carbuncles, Ascites.