Ridge Gourd is identified with its ridges & also preferred due to it. It is easily digestible vegetable.
Ridge 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.