Sponge Gourd is one of the popular variety among gourds. This is easily digestible. It can be cooked in may ways. The bhajia prepared with this vegetable are very popular among indian people.
Sponge Gourd contains a gelatinous compound called luffein. It has lot of medicinal use. The oils from the seeds are known to cure coetaneous complaints, the roots have laxative effects and the juice from the leaves is used to cure granular conjunctivitis of the eye, adrenal type diabetes and hemorrhoids.