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Luffa

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What other names is Luffa known by?

Angled Loofah, Courge Éponge, Courge Torchon, Dishcloth Sponge, Éponge Loofa, Éponge Végétale, Laine Torchon des Antilles, Liane Torchon, Loofa, Loofah, Lufa, Luffa acutangula, Luffa aegyptiaca, Luffa cylindrical, Luffa operculata, Luffaschwamm, Papangaye, Sigualuo, Sponge Cucumber, Vegetable Sponge, Water Gourd.

What is Luffa?

Luffa is a plant. The dried fiber from the ripe fruit of luffa is used to make medicine.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Treating and preventing colds, nasal swelling, sinus problems, removing dead skin, stimulating the skin, shingles infection in the face and eye area, pain, menstrual problems, promoting breast-milk production, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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