Bottle gourd name comes because of its shape. It contains mostly 92% of water. It is indeed bottle shaped, light green & long. The flesh inside is spongy & you can also cut it into little pieces and make a curry out of it. It is not only rich in necessary iron, minerals, protein and trace elements; it is also high in fiber. It helps reduce the inflammations in the liver and kidneys. It helps to treat urinary tract infection. It helps in digestion and helps in digestion related problems like constipation, flatulence and acidity. The insoluble fiber also helps in conditions like piles.