Bottle Gourd as the name suggests is used to make bottles. When the vegetable is dried, the inside space can be cleaned and used as a bottle. The calabash (bottle gourd) as bottle can be seen in the movie “drunken master”. Where the master uses it.
Bottle Gourd is primarily a vegetable and hence it should be used as a vegetable also.
Due to its properties of durability it is used to make musical instruments. Wikipedia lists the following musical instruments which:
(2) Ek Thaara
(3) Veena (various varieties)
(4) Snake charmer’s flute .In addition in online stores one can see the use of the same as the snake charmer’s flute
D)As a float – To learn swimming
The dried bottle gourd float on water. According to experts , 2 bottle gourds tied onto body to support human weight upto 100kg. The expert Mr.Praveen G has extensively used dried bottle gourds to learn swimming in Andhra Pradesh. This comes in a better format and very comfortable compared to tubes/life savers that newbie swimmers have on them.