Luffa bindal MT is used in chronic malarial fever; gall stone colic; dropsy; acute and chronic nasal catarrh; enlarged liver and spleen. It controls piles successfully. Some authors also recommend its use externally over the piles. It is also used for colic, cholera, jaundice and phthisis. In ayurveda, it is used as digestive and liver stimulant, blood purifier, anti-inflammatory, cough expectorant, diuretic, antipyretic, etc. Recent studies have exhibited a considerable inhibition of lipid peroxidation and possessed hydroxyl radical scavenging and hepatoprotective activities.
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