Luffa cylindrica

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Related to Luffa cylindrica: loofah, sponge gourd
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Noun1.Luffa cylindrica - the loofah climber that has cylindrical fruit
dishcloth gourd, rag gourd, sponge gourd, strainer vine, luffa - any of several tropical annual climbers having large yellow flowers and edible young fruits; grown commercially for the mature fruit's dried fibrous interior that is used as a sponge
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Antiviral effects of extract of Luffa cylindrica vine have been reported (Xu et al.
Cortical aerenchyma formation in hypocotyls and adventitious roots of Luffa cylindrica subjected to soil flooding.
Different chemical treatments were conducted on the Luffa cylindrica fibers with aqueous solutions of 2% NaOH, or (1-3%) methacrylamide at distinct treatment times.
This includes pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan), a native of the eastern peninsula in the region of Bastar and Orissa, which occurs during the latest levels at Sanganakallu, and a fibre-gourd Luffa cylindrica (normally cooked as food when immature), which probably derives from domestication in northern or eastern India.
Methanolic extract of fruits of a Luffa genera, Luffa cylindrica, have also been shown to have hypoglycemic and antihyperglycemic effects in alloxan-induced diabetic rats (Hazra et al, 2011).
INCI name: Green: luffa cylindrica fruit (and) chromium; Blue: luffa cylindrica fruit (and) ultramarines; Burgundy: luffa cylindrica fruit (and) iron oxides; Violet: luffa cylindrica fruit (and) ultramarines
Among plants cultivated for both home consumption and commercial purposes were Mangifera indica (mango), Areca catechu (betel nut), Borassus flabellifer (sugar palm), Cocos nucifera (coconut), Ananas comosus (pineapple), Carica papaya (papaya), Luffa cylindrica (vegetable sponge), Emblica officinalis (Indian gooseberry), Manihot esculenta (cassava), Cajanus cajan (spotted pigeon pea), Lablab purpureus (hyacinth bean), Tamarindus indica (tamarind), Punica granatum (pomegranate), Moringa oleifera (drumstick tree), Musa sapientum (banana), Psidium guajava (guava), Syzygium cumini (black plum), Averrhoa carambola (star fruit), Piper betle (betel leaf), Ziziphus mauritiana (Indian jujube), Aegle marmelos (wood apple), and Zingiber officinale (ginger).
INCI name: green: luffa cylindrica fruit (and) chromium oxides; blue: luffa cylindrica fruit (and) ultramarines; burgundy: luffa cylindrica fruit (and) iron oxides; violet: luffa cylindrica fruit (and) ultramarines
Comments: An oil extracted from the seeds of Luffa cylindrica (i.