Snake Gourd may support as a Nutrition for the following medical condtions :
- Bruises on surface of bone, with hard, rough and uneven lumps, as on shin.
- Caries and necrosis, with burning, boring pains and heat in parts; discharge of thin, acrid, ichorous mucus.
- Dropsy caused by heart disease.
- Elastic fibres relaxed.
- Exudation from surface of bones, which quickly harden and assume a nodular or jagged form.
- Ganglion, cystic tumors, from a strain of the elastic fibres.
- Indolent ulcers.
- Knots and kernels and tumors in the female breast.
- Osseous growths, especially in tarsal and carpal articulation.
- Solidified infiltrations; thus indurated glands of stony hardness.
- Spina ventosa.
- Suppuration of bones.
- Swellings or indurated enlargements, having their seat in the fasciae and capsular ligaments of joints or in the tendons.
- Ulceration of bone or enamel, bone injected.
- Whitlow or felons.
Some of the longest gourds in the world are known as Snake gourd or ‘Serpent’ gourd. These cucumber relatives can grow up to five or six feet long and when dried, can be made into a didgeridoo, an Australian Aboriginal wind instrument. Snake gourd has white, frilly, beautiful night-blooming flowers. During the course of a night, the bud of a snake gourd slowly unfurls into a beautiful white and strongly scented flower, fringed with long, lace-like tendrils. Their shape, colour and scent, as well as their nocturnal opening, clearly indicate that the snake gourd’s flowers are moth-pollinated. Snake gourd is a natural ANTIBIOTIC and keeps the body cool by stimulating the production of body fluids. In India the fluid of snake gourd collected on a full moon night was believed to be the best to clear phlegm up