Botanical Name: Momordica charantia
Part typically used: Entire body
Application: Bitter gourd is a unique form of vegetable fruit, used as food and medicine.Product description:
Known by multiple names, bitter gourd is defined to be a sub-tropical and tropical vine, belonging from the Cucurbitaceae family. It is widely available in Asia, Caribbean and in Africa, and mainly used for making some delicious cuisines with it. This product is available in multiple varieties and available in various shapes and in multiple levels of bitterness. It has been long since when you can find the usage of bitter gourd in Ayurveda and used for making some incredible Hindu medicines. Different parts of this fruit it used for curing different forms of health related issues.Known benefits:
It’s hard to deny the importance bitter gourd holds in daily lives. Apart from making some amazing cuisines, this same fruit comprises of some healthy benefits to it. Type II diabetes: Scientific research has indicated that bitter gourd is perfect for keeping Type II diabetes, under control. It has the natural power to heal it directly from the core. It helps in lowering the blood sugar level, through increased rate of metabolism of glucose.
Under traditional medicines: If you go by the traditional Indian medicinal norms, it has been found that bitter gourd is perfect to be used as antibilious, stomachic, emetic and laxative. It is even known for its anthelmintic agent, which is perfect for treating respiratory diseases, cough, ulcer, skin diseases, wounds, gout and even rheumatism. Treating cancer cells and others: In a recent research in 2017, it has been found out that bitter gourd seeds have the power to destroy cancer cells. Thus, it is a perfect mechanism for treating cancer. It is also known for treating HIV, AIDS, fever and other types of infections.Usage:
It is not quite difficult to state the multitudes of usage values, which this single vegetable holds. It is a perfect delicacy in creating some mouth-watering dishes. The bitter taste blends well with taste palette. However, other than playing a perfect role in cooking, the bitter gourd oil is used for creating some of the best ayurvedic medicines. Not just restricting its usage in the ayurvedic field, this same oil is used for preventing the growth of cancer cells in your body. It has the power to keep glucose level under check, making it a perfect medication for diabetes patients, especially the type II sufferers.