Bottle Gourd is a celebrated vegetable amongst the health gurus for its medicinal characteristics. It acts as a dehydrating agent and removes excess heat from the body. It keeps the stomach light and aids in digestion and also prevents unwanted diarrhea, constipation, and insomnia. Bottle gourd also strikes a balance in blood levels thus manages blood pressure. An excellent source of the antioxidant Vitamin C, helps the body get rid of free radicals and prevent the formation of cancer cells. It also packs in Vitamin B3, B5, B6, calcium, zinc, potassium, and magnesium. A water-rich vegetable, it keeps the body hydrated and cool and reduces internal heat.