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Momordica charantia (Bitter melon) - Herbal Remedy for Diabetes

Momordica charantia, Bitter melon
  • Botanical Name: Momordica charantia
  • Family Name: Cucurbitaceae
  • Other Name: Bitter Melon, Bitter Gourd

Uses of Bitter melon

  • Skin conditions
  • Wounds
  • Piles
  • Burning sensations
  • Lack of craving
  • Cough
  • Diabetes
  • Inflammations
  • Fever
  • Asthma
  • High cholesterol
  • H. pylori ulcers
  • Intestinal gas
  • Bloating
  • Stomachache
  • Intestinal parasites
  • Digestive disorders
  • Spleen disorders
  • Liver conditions
  • Blood purification

How to Use in Different Diseases?

  • Momordica paste is also useful for wounds, skin disorders, injuries and piles.
  • The powder is beneficial in diabetes, urines disorders and upset digestive system. The powder is taken one to two teaspoonful twice a day with water.
  • It acts as expectorant and hence useful for cough and other lungs congestions.
  • The fruit is useful in gout, rheumatism, spleen and liver conditions.
  • It is to treat purify blood.
  • Due to its bitter taste, it is useful in suppressing the worm infestation.
  • A leaf tea is used for expel intestinal gas, to promote menstruation, and as an antiviral for measles, hepatitis, and feverish conditions.
  • It is also used to induce abortions and as an aphrodisiac.
  • Bitter melon is used to treat infections caused by retrovirus, and is being investigated in the treatment of HIV.
  • Bitter melon juicer is useful for diabetic patient.
  • Bitter melon improves the body's ability to use blood sugar and improves glucose tolerances.

Parts Used

Whole plant


  • Juice - 5 to 10ml
  • Tea - 2 to 4gm


Juice, Tea

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