Dhamargava

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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.

Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Luffa cylindrica is used in various Ayurvedic formulations, including Mahasudarshan churna, Chandanasava, and Gandhaka rasayana.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) There is no specific antidote for Luffa cylindrica toxicity.
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (Quality): Laghu (light), Ruksha (dry), Tikshna (sharp)
Rasa (Taste): Katu (pungent), Tikta (bitter)
Vipak (Metabolism): Katu (pungent)
Virya (Potency): Ushna (hot)
Prabhav (Impact): None
Other Names Sanskrit: Dhamargava, Jivanti
Hindi: Torai, Turai
Assamese: Jitalu
Bengali: Jhingey, Ghisara
Kannada: Heere kayi, Peere kayi
Malayalam: Peechinga, Peerakka
Manipuri: Heirem
Marathi: Dodka, Ghosavala
Oriya: Jhinga
Telugu: Beerakaaya, Peerkangai

Properties

Distribution Luffa cylindrica is native to Southeast Asia and is widely cultivated throughout tropical and subtropical regions.
Pharmacognosy Luffa cylindrica contains various compounds such as triterpenoids, flavonoids, alkaloids, and saponins.
Cultivation Luffa cylindrica is a warm-season crop that requires a long growing season and well-drained soil. It is typically grown from seed and prefers full sun and regular watering.
Physical Constituents The fruit of Luffa cylindrica is high in dietary fiber and contains vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, potassium, and calcium.
Chemical Constituents Luffa cylindrica contains various compounds such as triterpenoids, flavonoids, alkaloids, and saponins.

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