Bitter Melon

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Common Name: 
  Bitter Melon, Momordica Fruit, Bitter Gourd, Gructus Momordicae Charantiae, Pare, Pare Pahit, Paria, peria, Bitter Squash, Art Pumpkin, Cerasee, Carila Cundeamor, Wild Cucumber, Karela, Bitter Cucumber, Balsam-Pear, Balsam Apple, Momordica Seed

Botanical Name:  Momordica charantia fruit
Chinese / Pin Yin Name:   Ku Gua, Ku Gua Gan
Bitter Melon Dosage:  Consult your healthcare provider for your correct dose.
Bitter Melon Precautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.  High doses may cause diarrhea, vomiting or stomach pain.

Bitter Melon Benefits & Information

Bitter Melon is a popular nutrient dense gourd-looking fruit that originated in India.  While it is an important food source, this sour fruit boasts a variety of health benefits that are used in both traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine.  Bitter melon has been well-researched, with over 100 clinical and observational studies.  The research has found that bitter melon benefits a wide range of health concerns including respiratory, digestive, skin, infections, menstrual, and auto-immune issues.

In traditional Chinese medicine bitter melon clears summer heat, supports eyesight, and removes toxicity.  Popular uses for bitter melon are to promote healthy blood glucose and A1c levels along with diet and exercise, support the body’s response to inflammation, promote a healthy immune system, benefit digestion issues, ease occasional constipation, support liver health, promote respiratory health, ease coughs, aid wound healing, ease skin inflammation, and support healthy weight management.

Dried bitter melon and bitter melon powder can be added to your recipes for added flavor and increased nutrition.  Bitter melon can also be used to make a decoction, tea, or tincture.  Powdered bitter melon is perfect for making your own fresh, additive free bitter melon capsules.
Bitter Melon Herb Category: 
Herbs that Clear Summer Heat.
Bitter Melon Properties
:  Bitter, Cold
Bitter Melon Channels / Meridians: Heart, Lung, Spleen, Stomach
Bitter Melon Naturally Occurring Components:  beta-sitosterol-d-glucoside, citrulline, GABA, lutein, lycopene and zeaxanthin, vitamin A, vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, phosphorus, dietary fiber, calcium, beta-carotene, iron, potassium, quinine

Herbs That Combine with Bitter Melon

Neem Leaf     Black Pepper     Basil     Ginger     Cumin     Lemon     Honey     Sesame Oil


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