Botanically white pumpkin is known as Benincasa hispida. More popularly it is called Kashunda. It is a herbaceous climbing plant, for which artificial, supports are necessary for its proper growth. It is extensively cultivated in India, particularly in Bengal. The fruit is oval through round and elliptical in shape. Its weight varies from 1 kg to 8 kg or more.
The fruit contains vitamin B1 and fatty oil. It is tonic, digestive, stomachic, and a mild laxative. The raw fruit is very useful in inflammation of the heart and lungs. This is also given in pleurisy, consumption, worms, flatulence and urinary disorders. It is also used as a tonic for the brain and stomach.
Benefit and uses of White pumpkin.
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