Parwal is the same as patol patra (Sanskrit name), pointed gourd (English name), and Trichosanthes dioica (Botanical name). Undoubtedly, the striped, cylindrical vegetable with stripes that you frequently cook at home is the nutrient-rich patol patra.

The Cucurbitaceae plant family includes the vine-like patol patra. This family also includes cucumber and squash, but pointed gourd is unquestionably the healthiest of the bunch. The monsoon and summer months are when it grows the greatest. Mostly in the Indian subcontinent does it grow.

Heart-shaped leaves and a hot, humid atmosphere are characteristics of patol patra. Flowers have a tube-like shape and are white. The parwal vegetable's fruit is cylindrical in shape and ranges in size from 2 to 6 inches. It is green in colour and has vertical white or lack of white stripes that run parallel to the fruit. The plant has the ability to hibernate through the winter. The patol patra resembles an ivy gourd but is bigger.

Our menu includes the well-known Parwal, which is prepared during the hotter months. Nevertheless, the majority of us only consume it as a vegetable and are unaware of its incredible benefits. In fact, the vegetable is one of the most nourishing foods for Yogis, according to the Hatha Yoga Paridipika.