Ashgourd or Winter melon is a nutritive fruit, Being grown on creepers, ash gourd, popularly known in India as petha, has the highest prana or life force. Its mineral and vitamin contents are calcium, phosphorus, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin C. Petha juice is highly recommended for maintaining general good health and in curing many diseases.
Being extremely low in calories, the ashgourd is used to treat obesity as it promotes metabolism and prevents sugar from converting into fat
It is highly antacid and alkaline. It maintains the PH ratio in our system for the illeffects of excessive acidity created in our stomach because of lot of intake of acidic things like soft drinks, fried and denatured food
It helps in removing constipation and tones up the general digestive system
Cough, common cold, fever, influenza, bronchitis, sinusitis can be controlled without any side effects