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Organic Bitter Melon Fruit - Momordica charantia, 1 lb, (Mountain Rose Herbs)

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Organic Bitter Melon Fruit - Momordica charantia, 1 lb, (Mountain Rose Herbs)

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The seeds, leaves, and vines have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, but the fruit is what is primarily used today. In the Compendium of Materia Medica by Li Shizhen (1518-1593) he described bitter melon as being able to "expel evil heat, and relieve fatigue." It has also been used by many cultures as a male aphrodisiac, for infections, as a remedy for bad breath, boils, and lice. When added to a salve it may help reduce the itchy feeling associated with poison ivy.  
 
According to James Duke in his Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook, there have been several clinical trials that have shown that bitter melon extract and juice lowered blood sugar in people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Bitter melon contains gurmarin, a polypeptide considered to be quite similar to bovine insulin, which has been shown in experimental studies to achieve positive sugar regulating effects. It ahs been used in India as a folk remedy for diabetes mellitus for many years. 
 
The bitter melon is a tropical/subtropical herbaceous tendril bearing vine with yellow flowers, and is a member of the squash family. The fruit itself is oblong in shape with a pockmarked and warty exterior, looking like a cross between a cucumber and a gourd. It has a hollow cross section filled with large flat seeds and pith. Even though it produces the bitterest fruit the earth has to offer, it is in fact grown specifically for the cultivation of this fruit. It is widely grown and cultivated in Southeast Asia, China, Africa, and the Caribbean. 
 
Also known as: Momordica charantia, Bitter Gourd, Balsam Pear, Foo Gwa, Karela, Balsamina

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Bitter compounds evolved in plants as a self defense mechanism to deter consumption by animals. Humans however have developed a palate for this. The bitter melon is typically stuffed, curried, or pickled. It can also be used in stir fries, soups, teas, and even beer. Garlic and chili peppers can be added to recipes to help offset the bitterness. 
 
Precautions: Because bitter melon may lower blood sugar, and insulin levels, it should NEVER be taken in conjuncture with any form of diabetes medication, and then only under the supervision of a qualified physician. Avoid bitter melon during pregnancy. The seeds contain vicine, and may trigger symptoms of favism. Bitter melon may cause heartburn, stomach pain, and diarrhea, and make ulcers worse.

 

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Organic Bitter Melon Fruit - Momordica charantia, 1 lb, (Mountain Rose Herbs)

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Bitter Melon - Bitter Melon - 100 caps, (Nature's Herbs)
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Organic Bitter Melon Fruit - Momordica charantia, 1 lb, (Mountain Rose Herbs)

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Bitter Melon - Bitter Melon - 100 caps, (Nature's Herbs)
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Bitter Melon - Bitter Melon - 60 caps, (Himalaya)
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Organic Bitter Melon Fruit - Momordica charantia, 1 lb, (Mountain Rose Herbs)

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