Ivy gourd may support as a Nutrition for the following medical condtions :
- Blistering erysipelas; to favor falling off of scabs.
- Burning, itching, papular eruption.
- Chafing of children.
- Diseased condition of the nails, interrupted growth, etc.
- Eczema, when the discharge is yellow or greenish, watery, or when suddenly suppressed.
- Effects of ivy poison, nettlerash.
- Epithelial cancer, with discharge of thin, yellow, serous matter.
- In smallpox to promote falling off of crusts and formation of healthy skin.
- Old tetters.
- Scaly tetter in the palms.
- Skin scales freely on a sticky base.
- Sores on the skin with yellow, watery secretion; surrounding skin peels off.
- Sudden retrocession of the rash, from a chill or other causes, in any eruptive disease—measles, scarlet fever, eczema, etc., when the skin is harsh and dry.
- There is a greenish-yellow exudate with the formation of a thin crust
- Tuberculous ulcers with a continuous oozing of yellow pus and lymph.
- Vesico-pustular and papular.
World’s one of the fastest creeper is Ivy Gourd. Ivy gourd regarded as very invasive can grow up to four inches per day. It grows in dense blankets, shading other plants from sunlight and highjacking nutrients. It is sometimes tolerated along garden fences and other outdoor features because of its attractive white flowers. It is very difficult to control this plant physically except by bagging fruits. It has ANTIHISTAMINIC property. Compounds in the plant inhibit glucose-6-phosphatase which is one of the key liver enzymes involved in regulating sugar metabolism.Ultimate hair loss prevention and for hair growth is achieved only by taking Ivy gourd fruit and leaves regularly. In some parts of India it is believed that offering Ivy gourd to lord vishnu and consuming on every wednesday will heal all eye and skin disorders.