Luffa (Luffa cylindrica L.) is also known as “Luffa” sponge gourd. The fruits of the sponge gourd are cylindrical in shape and the outer skin is smooth green. Fully ripened sponge gourd contains high fiber content which is used as cleansing agent and for making table mats, shoe-soles etc. It is used to cure jaundice, diabetes, to purify blood, and is used to cure skin diseases. Sponge gourd can be grown in tropical and subtropical climates. It grows well under warm and humid conditions and it gives best results when grown in sandy loam soil.