Ash gourd is a big vegetable like pumpkin. It is also known with other names such as white gourd, winter melon and fuzzy melon. It is rich in vitamins and minerals like phosphorus, calcium, riboflavin, iron, thiamine, niacin and Vitamin C. Ash gourd is beneficial for diabetic patients and obese persons. Ash gourd is known to stabilize nerve cells and combat general debility. Ash gourd seeds are anabolic and hence promote tissue growth.