It is a green vegetable, ridge gourd is known to purify the blood and boost liver health, thereby also being considered as an ancient cure for jaundice. Not only that! It boosts digestion, prevents constipation, improves kidney, spleen and bowel health and is even used as a home remedy for piles. Ridge gourd also acts as a natural cure to reduce blood sugar levels. Despite not appealing to the taste buds of many people, Ridge gourd has many health benefits. It is rich in essential components like dietary fibres, water content, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and vitamin B6. It is naturally low in calorie content, unhealthy saturated fats and cholesterol.