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A Directory of Herbs and their therapeutic properties - Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia )
The bitter melon is a native plant of countries in southern Asia, and the plant is very common throughout all the tropical regions around the world.

Used for:-

  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Lowering Blood Sugars
  • Fevers
  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Colds
  • Flu

 


Parts of the plant used:-
Leaves, fruit, seeds, seed oil.

Properties:-
Hypoglycemic, Abortifacient, Antiscorbutic, Astringent.

Constituents:-
Gglycosides: momordin, charantin alkaloids: momordicinothers: polypeptide-p oils (seed only): stearic, linoleic, oleic acids glycoproteins: alpha-momorcharin, beta-momorcharin, lectins

Precautions:-
Abdominal pains and diarrhea can be brought about by drinking extremely high doses Bitter melon herbal remedies should also be avoided by all small children and pregnant women.

Other names:-
Cerasee, balsam pear, bitter gourd

General:-
The gourd-like fruit has a long history as a treatment for diabetes. Bitter melon improves the body's ability to use blood sugar and improves glucose tolerances. and contains compoundssimilar to insulin


 

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