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a tropical or subtropical vine, raised for its strikingly long fruit, used as a vegetable, medicine. * Snake gourd consist of important amount of humidity and little protein, fiber, fat and carbohydrate .Its mineral and vitamins contents are calcium, iron, phosphorus, substantial amount of carotene, little thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. *The juice of the fresh leaves of snake gourd is useful in the disorders of the heart like palpitation and pain in the heart on physical effort. *The juice of snake gourd leaves is helpful in treating alopecia, as well, a scalp sickness that results in partial or total baldness. Despite the health benefits of snake gourd, do remain in mind that its seeds and ripe fruit are laxatives, though, so they might source indigestion if eaten as food. ** It improves glucose tolerance and tissue glycogen in non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus..