Botanical Name : MOMORDICA CHARANTIA
Family Name : CUCURBITACEAE
Common Name : BITTER MELON, BITTER GOURD, BALSAM PEAR, BALSAM APPLE, MELEGA SAGA
Part Used : Fruits, Seeds
Habitat : It is widely cultivated in India
Uses : It has been used extensively in folk medicine as a remedy for diabetes. In Ayurveda, the fruit is considered as emetic, laxative, antibilous, tonic, stomachic, stimulant and alternative. It has been found to be extremely good in Diabities.
The fruit is useful in gout, rheumatism and subacute cases of the spleen and liver diseases. It is supposed to purify blood and dissipate melancholia and gross humours. It has also been shown to have hypoglycaemic properties (anti-diabetic) in animal as well as human studies.
Parts Offered : Bitter melon fruit, Bitter melon seeds