Bitter Melon — also known as bitter gourd or Momordica charantia — is a tropical vine that belongs to the gourd family and is closely related to zucchini, squash, pumpkin, and cucumber. Bitter Melon helps reduce cholesterol in the blood and may also help cholesterol patients reduce levels of cholesterol in their blood, due to anti-inflammatory properties of bitter gourd. Bitter Melon (Bitter gourd) tea may also help you detox your liver and also cleanse your bowels while keeping indigestion at bay.
Bitter Melonis especially rich in vitamin C, an important micronutrient involved in disease prevention, bone formation, and wound healing.
Bitter Melonis high in vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin that promotes skin health and proper vision.
Bitter Melonprovides folate, which is essential for growth and development, as well as smaller amounts of potassium, zinc, and iron.
Bitter Melon is a good source of catechin, gallic acid, epicatechin, and chlorogenic acid, which are powerful antioxidant compounds that can help protect your cells against damage.
Bitter Melonis low in calories yet high in fiber.
Bitter Melon has long been used by indigenous populations around the world to help treat diabetes-related conditions.
Research suggests that
Bitter Melon contains certain compounds with cancer-fighting properties.
Bitter Melon may aid in weight loss.
Due to its impact on blood sugar, you should consult with your healthcare provider before eating it if you’re taking any blood-sugar-lowering medications. Also, talk with a healthcare professional before supplementing with bitter melon if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking any medications, and be sure to use as directed.