Bottle Gourd or Dudhi has an enormous impact on the treatment of high blood pressure and heart disease. It helps in liver function, urinary function and helps fight constipation. Ayurveda also recommends it for treatment of acidity, indigestion and ulcers as it serves as an alkaline mixture. Bottle gourd is also considered one of the best weight loss foods since it is 96 percent water and provides just 12 calories per 100g of serving. It is rich in, thiamin, vitamin C, zinc, iron and magnesium thus helping in improving overall health.