Loofah is a climbing herb for cucurbitaceae, and the loofah has a strong root system. Stems, pentagonal, green, main and lateral vines are lush, stems with branching tendrils, prone to adventitious roots. Both at home and abroad are distributed and cultivated. For summer vegetables, all kinds of nutrients contained in the melons are high. They contain certain substances such as saponins, bitter gourd, mucoid, wood glue, citrulline, xylan and interferon. Special role. When mature, the mesh fiber is called loofah, which can be used as a scrubbing stove and furniture instead of a sponge. It can also be used medicinally, and has the effects of cooling, diuresis, blood circulation, circulation, and detoxification.
Contains protein, fat, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1. Vitamin C, as well as saponins, vegetable mucilage, xylose, loofah bitterness, citrulline and so on. Each 100 grams contains protein 1.4-1.5 grams, fat 0.1 grams, carbohydrate 4.3-4.5 grams, crude fiber 0.3-0.5 grams, 0.5 grams of ash, calcium 18-28 milligrams, phosphorus 39-45 milligrams, riboflavin 0.03-0.06 Mg, niacin 0.3 to 0.5 mg. Ascorbic acid 5-8 mg.
Loofah contains B vitamins to prevent skin aging, whitening skin vitamin C and other ingredients, can protect the skin, eliminate plaque, make the skin white, delicate, is a rare beauty Jiapin, so the loofah juice "beauty water" Said. Women eat more loofah can also help regulate menstruation.
1. Ascorbic disease: The loofah contains high levels of vitamin C and can be used for ascorbic disease and prevention of various vitamin C deficiency.
2. Brain Health: Due to the high content of vitamin B in sponge gourd, it is good for children's brain development and brain health in the elderly; loofah cane juice has a special function to maintain skin elasticity, can beauty wrinkle.
3. Anti-virus, anti-allergic: loofah extract has a clear preventive effect on Japanese encephalitis virus, also in the loofah tissue culture fluid is also extracted with an anti-allergic substance Bane alkyd, which has a strong anti-allergic effect.