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Botanical Name Luffa cylindrica Linn.
Family Cucurbitaceae
Origin Southeast Asia
Description Luffa cylindrica is a climbing vine that produces large, cylindrical fruits that are commonly known as loofah or sponge gourd. The fruit is harvested when it is still immature and eaten as a vegetable in many parts of the world.
Parts Used The fruit and seeds are used in Ayurveda.
Dose The dosage of Luffa cylindrica varies depending on the specific preparation and condition being treated. It is important to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner for proper dosing.