Luffa is a class of tropical and subtropical vines in the cucumber family (Cucurbitaceae).
In ordinary non-specialized use, the luffa, likewise spelled loofah (alluded to as gilki or slam tori or turai in India; In Traditional Chinese (Pinyin: sī guā), for the most part implies the product of the two species L. aegyptiaca and L. acutangula. The product of these species is developed and eaten as a vegetable. The natural product must be gathered at a youthful phase of improvement to be eatable. The vegetable is mainstream in India, China and Vietnam. At the point when the natural product is completely aged, it is extremely stringy. Different dishes of gilki are set up in India and eaten. The completely created natural product is the wellspring of the loofah scouring wipe which is utilized as a part of restrooms and kitchens. Luffa are not ice solid, and require 150 to 200 warm days to develop.