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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.

Hypoglycemic, Abortifacient, Antiscorbutic, Astringent.

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

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

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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