Angular gourd when fully matured and dried will have its central core in the form of a cross woven network. This can be used while taking a bath (Peerkangai netru). After applying soap to our body, it can be used to clean our skin by making it wet in water and rubbing gently on our skin.
This natural skin cleanser was available in abundance for free of cost. Now it is sold in shops for Rs.3 to 5.