You may know me quite well as Padwal, but I am a stranger outside Southeast Asia and some parts of Australia and Africa. I am not the most attractive of vegetables and may not have the greatest taste, but I got tons of health benefits, which makes me a staple in many Indian homes.
I increase the creation of bodily fluids, which can eliminate dryness and dehydration. I can also help with bowel disorders and can eliminate constipation. I can also turned into a decoction and given to people suffering from fever. Additionally, I function as an expectorant, loosening pus and phlegm in the sinuses and respiratory tracts. I am said to stimulate the growth of new hair and protect weakening follicles from hair loss. Finally, I have antibiotic properties and can significantly boost overall health.