Bitter Melon is also known as Momordica Charantia in Latin. It is a common fruit found in many Asian stores which is eaten as a vegetable. Bitter melon is also available in the form of capsules and liquid. It has been known to cure alignments like hypertension, diabetes, skin infection, GI problems and asthma. Bitter melon has been used as a traditional medicine in India, China, Africa and southeastern US.
There are many benefits of Bitter Melon. A few of them are listed below:-
Bitter Melon lowers blood sugar and reduces hyperglycemia.
It lowers the insulin levels and reduces insulin resistance.
Bitter Melon also reduces sugar absorption by the small intestine.
It also reduces the liver production of sugar.
It reduces adipose cells which is individual fat cells.
It lowers the level of circulating LDL or “bad Cholesterol”
Bitter Melon also reduces lipogenic activity of fat cells.
It raises HDL or “good cholesterol”
It lowers triglycerides.
Bitter melon is very safe and it is consumed a lot in Asian foods. The only side effects may include diarrhea and stomach pain.
The recommended daily dosage for bitter melon juice for diabetes is 50 to 100 mL and 900 mg of fruit given 3 times/day also indicates the same dosage.