Kovakkai in English | Kovakkai Benefits | Ivy Gourd Names

Kovakkai in English | Kovakkai Benefits | Ivy Gourd Names

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Kovakkai in English

  • Kovakkai English name is “Ivy gourd / Coccinia”

Ivy Gourd in Hindi

  • Hindi name of Ivy Gourd is “Tindora / Kunduru”

Ivy Gourd in Telugu

  • Telugu name of Ivy Gourd is “Dondakaaya”

Ivy Gourd in Tamil

  • Tamil name of Ivy Gourd is “Kovakkai”

Ivy Gourd in Kannada

  • Kannada name of Ivy Gourd is “Tonde Kayi”

Ivy Gourd in Marathi

  • Marathi name of Ivy Gourd is “Tendli / Tondli”

Ivy Gourd in Gujarati

  • Gujarati name of Ivy Gourd is “Tindora

Ivy Gourd in Bengali

  • Bengali name of Ivy Gourd is “Kundri / Toruni”

Kovakkai / Kovakka / Ivy Gourd

Kovakkai belongs to the pumpkin family. Coccinia Grandis is the scientific name of Kovakka. It grows abundantly in India. Kovakka is a perennial herbaceous climbing vine that can spread quickly over trees, shrubs and fences. Kovakka is considered a vegetable that is mainly used for culinary and medical purposes. Kovakkai is high in beta-carotene.

Kovakkai is cooked when unripe as Kovakka thoran/poriyal, fry in southern states of India. It is also added in sambar and aviyal. Kovakka is good for diabetics patients. It keeps a check on the blood sugar levels. It also prevents obesity and high blood pressure.

Kovakkai Benefits

  • Kovakkai contains fibre, B vitamins, and iron
  • Kovakkai improves metabolism
  • Kovakka can reduce blood sugar levels
  • Kovakka relieves constipation
  • Kovakka helps to make the nervous system stronger
  • Kovakkai aids in weight loss
  • Kovakkai can improve digestion
  • Kovakka is good for heart health
  • Kovakka helps in reducing high blood pressure
  • Kovakkai is used as an antioxidant and immune system modulator
  • Kovakka is good for eyesight
  • Kovakka can prevent cancer
  • Kovakkai has vitamin C that helps in preventing the common cold and flu
  • Kovakka helps to treat asthma, bronchitis and jaundice