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 Benefits of Tendli, Ivy Gourd

  Last Updated : Aug 02,2019

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Benefits of Tendli, Ivy Gourd

Tendli is a perineal herb, which is native to Asian countries including India. It has a dark green smooth skin with white flesh and small seeds inside. It is usually harvested in immature stage as the mature tendli is a bit bitter in taste. 

4 Health Benefits of Tendli

1. Prevents Obesity : Tendli has been known to boost metabolism and thereby prevent obesity. It’s not very high in calorie count as well. 31 calories is all you gain through 1 cup of tendli. Try the recipe of Tendli aur Matki ki Subzi. Click here for Weight Loss Diet.

2.  May Treat Diabetes : Tendli has been used by Ayurveds to treat diabetes due to its ability to improve glucose tolerance and lower blood sugar levels. However it is said that the ivy gourd leaf and its juice is the wonder fraction of this plant. It helps to keep blood sugar levels under check. 

3. Promotes Skin Health : The high Vitamin C in tendli is to be attributed for good skin health. It may help you get rid of wrinkles and some types of skin allergies and diseases. 

4. Good for Digestion : Consumption of tendli can help relive digestive problems like constipation. This may be accredited to its fiber content (1.5 g per cup). Check out the list of other fiber rich foods

A Word of Caution : Tendli has been recognized to cause visible skin allergy to some. If you notice that, kindly contact your doctor immediately. It’s not extremely worrisome. It can easily be treated by general physician.

While not much has been researched about tendli, some health benefits have been highlighted by researchers based on its nutrient profile. 

Nutritive Information for Tendli (Ivy Gourd):

1 cup of tendli is about 150 grams
RDA stands for Recommended Daily Allowance.

Energy – 31 calories
Protein – 4 g
Carbohydrate – 5 g
Fat – 0.3g
Fiber – 1.5 g

Scientific Name of Tendli : Coccinia grandis

See full nutritional details of tendli in Tendli glossary click here.

benefits of tendli ivy gourd

 by Tarla Dalal
Chockfull of nutrients, this subzi is an easy preparation of tendli and matki in a traditional manner, with usual taste-givers like onions, green chillies, tomatoes and spice powders. What makes this Tendli aur Matki Subzi unique is the combination of tendli and sprouts, which offers calcium, protein and iron in one tasty package; and the addition of tomatoes towards the end of the cooking process, which retains its crunch and juiciness to a great extent. Serve hot with rotis or rice. Or for a change, just serve it as a snack topped with crispy sev!
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Benefits of Tendli, Ivy Gourd
 on 18 Oct 19 07:10 PM

I use regularly as i am suffering form fatty liver and cirhhosis. kindly suggest health benefits .
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Tarla Dalal    Read our articles on
19 Oct 19 09:19 AM
Benefits of Tendli, Ivy Gourd
 on 13 Oct 19 06:43 PM

Nice post easy explained.
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Tarla Dalal    Nisar, glad you liked the article on tendli.
13 Oct 19 07:08 PM