Kooshmand

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Botanical Name Benincasa hispida
Family Cucurbitaceae
Origin Kooshmand is native to Southeast Asia and is widely cultivated in tropical regions around the world.
Description Kooshmand is a tropical vine with large leaves and white flowers. The fruit of the plant is a large, oblong, smooth-skinned gourd that is used as a vegetable.
Parts Used The fruit and seeds of Kooshmand are used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Dose The dose of Kooshmand varies depending on the preparation and intended use.

Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Kooshmand is used in several Ayurvedic formulations, including Chandanasava, Dashmoolaarishta, and Balaaswagandhaadi Taila.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) There is no specific antidote for Kooshmand toxicity.
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (quality): Guru (heavy), Snigdha (unctuous)
Rasa (taste): Madhura (sweet)
Vipak (metabolism): Madhura (sweet)
Virya (potency): Shita (cooling)
Prabhav (impact): Mootrala (diuretic)
Other Names Sanskrit: Kushmanda, Arkapushpa
Hindi: Kaddu
Bengali: Kumra
Kannada: Kumbalakayi
Malyalam: Kumbalanga
Marathi: Bhopla
Tamil: Poosanikai
Telugu: Gummadikaya

Properties

Distribution Kooshmand is native to Southeast Asia and is widely cultivated in tropical regions around the world.
Pharmacognosy Kooshmand has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for its diuretic and cooling properties. It is also used for its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
Cultivation Kooshmand is grown in tropical regions with warm, humid climates. The plant prefers well-drained soils and requires ample moisture for growth.
Physical Constituents Kooshmand is rich in water and dietary fiber.
Chemical Constituents Kooshmand contains flavonoids, phenolic compounds, and carotenoids.

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