Bitter Melon C/S (Karela)
Botanical Name: Momordica charantia
Bitter melon is a plant. The fruit and seeds are used to make medicine.
Bitter melon is used for various stomach and intestinal disorders including gastrointestinal (GI) upset, ulcers, colitis, constipation, and intestinal worms. It is also used for diabetes, kidney stones, fever, a skin condition called psoriasis, and liver disease; to start menstruation; and as supportive treatment for people with HIV/AIDS.
Topically, bitter melon is used for deep skin infections (abscesses) and wounds.
Bitter melon is used as a vegetable in India and other Asian countries and as an ingredient in some kinds of curries.
Bitter melon contains a chemical that acts like insulin to help reduce blood sugar levels.
• Stomach and intestinal disorders
• Kidney stones
• Liver disease
• Skin abscesses
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