Peerkangai in English | Peerkangai Benefits | Ridge Gourd Names

Peerkangai in English | Peerkangai Benefits | Ridge Gourd Names

Peerkangai in English

  • English name of Peerkangai is “Ridge Gourd”

Ridge Gourd in Hindi

  • Hindi name of Ridge Gourd is “Turai / torai”

Ridge Gourd in Telugu

  • Telugu name of Ridge Gourd is “Beerakaya”

Ridge Gourd in Malayalam

  • Malayalam name of Ridge Gourd is “Peechinga”

Ridge Gourd in Kannada

  • Kannada name of Ridge Gourd is “Tuppadahirekayi / Hirekayi”

Ridge Gourd in Marathi

  • Marathi name of Ridge Gourd is “Dodka”

Ridge Gourd in Gujarati

  • Gujarati name of Ridge Gourd is “Turia / turya”

Ridge Gourd in Bengali

  • Bengali name of Ridge Gourd is “Jhinge”
Ridge Gourd in hindi

Peerkangai / Ridge Gourd

Peerkangai is one of the most famous vegetables used in cooking. Peerkangai is a well-known vegetable for its medicinal benefits. Peerkangai is a vine type plant and for growing they need support. They are two types of Peerkangai. One of the types is with a ridged surface that is commonly found and the other is with a smooth surface. Peerkangai is associated with the same family as the cucumber. It is high in water content and a very fibrous vegetable. The outer appearance is ridged dark green in colour and inside it is white spongy flesh with many seeds.

Due to its bland taste, Peerkangai may not be favourable to the buds of many but has many health benefits. Peerkangai can purify the blood and is good for the functioning of the liver. The juice of Peerkangai is a remedy for disease like jaundice and help to increase immunity levels in the body. Peerkangai is normally added in sambar and dal recipes. Peerkangai kootu, poriyal, and thogayal are famous peerkangai recipes in Tamil Nadu. Here, the skin of the Peerkangai is used to make chutney. It is used as a scrubbing sponge in bathrooms once the fruit is fully developed.

Peerkangai Benefits

  • Peerkangai helps in reducing inflammation
  • Peerkangai enhances vision
  • Peerkangai relieves constipation
  • Peerkangai is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and vitamin B6
  • Peerkangai aids in weight loss
  • Peerkangai contains insulin like Peptides and Alkaloids and helps control diabetes
  • Peerkangai regulates metabolism and eliminates toxins from the body.
  • Peerkangai helps to manage acidity
  • Peerkangai is a good remedy for anaemia
  • Peerkangai is good for skin
  • Peerkangai has cooling effects and reduce excessive body heat