BRISTLY LUFFA (BANDAL*)
The creeper of bristly luffa is like creeper of ribbed luffa. Its creeper grows in the rainy season, which flowers are white, yellow and red.
Name in different languages:
English : Bristly luffa
Hindi : Bandal, vindal, ghagarbel, bindali, sonaiya,
devdali, garkachari, ghusrayan, ghusrana, kukurlata,
sanakhkara, sonaksar, ban chadhail
Sanskrit : Devali. Jamat, gargari, devtadak, kantafala
Marathi : Devdangri, devdali
Gujarati : Kukadbel
Bengali : devatara, ghoshalata, peetghasha
Latin : Luffa akinata
Bristly luffa is excitable, small in shape and dry, pungent and bitter in taste and warm in nature. It normalizes vatta, pitta and prevents vomiting. It purifies blood and kills stomach worms. It makes menstrual excretion normal and brings out phlegm after melting. It is useful to cure white leprosy, headache, piles, tuberculosis and wounds. Using some quantity of bristly luffa provides relief in anuria-dysuria, jaundice, hiccups and cough.
Useful in different disease:
1. Jaundice: Soak bristly luffa in water at overnight. In the next morning, separate water from this mixture and drip two drops of this water in the nose. It provides relief in jaundice.
2. Syphilis: Soak 125 grams fruits of bristly luffa in 125 ml water at overnight. In the next morning, filter this mixture and give it to the patient to drink. It is useful to end syphilis.
3. Epilepsy: Grind fine fruits (doda) of bristly luffa and give it to the patient to smell, it provides relief in epilepsy.