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Nutrient Profile: Bitter melon (Momordica charantia)
07 Jul / 2016

Nutrient Profile: Bitter melon (Momordica charantia)

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Bitter melon has many historical and theoretical uses, ranging from an abortifacient to a hemorrhoid treatment. It also has a long history of use as a hypoglycemic agent. Its hypoglycemic effects have been explored to the greatest extent and have aided in our understanding of its pharmacology and mechanism of action, leading to several studies looking at bitter melon as a hypoglycemic agent in type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

How to Use Bitter Melon to Lower Blood Sugar
01 Jul / 2016

How to Use Bitter Melon to Lower Blood Sugar

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Bitter melon, also called bitter apple, bitter gourd or bitter cucumber, is a vine-grown vegetable that can range in color from dark green to white and can grow between three to twelve inches tall. 

Bitter Melon
11 Jun / 2016

Bitter Melon

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Scientific Name(s): Momordica charantia L. Family: Cucurbitaceae

Common Name(s): Bitter melon , balsam pear , bitter cucumber , balsam apple , art pumpkin , cerasee , carilla cundeamor

Bitter Melon and Diabetes
12 May / 2016

Bitter Melon and Diabetes

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Bitter melon, also known as bitter gourd or karela (in India), is a unique vegetable-fruit that can be used as food or medicine.

Bitter Melon: the Medicinal Fruit for Diabetes, Cancer & More
09 Apr / 2016

Bitter Melon: the Medicinal Fruit for Diabetes, Cancer & More

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Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is a type of edible, medicinal fruit that is native to Asia, Africa and parts of the Caribbean. It has a very long history of use in China,Ayurvedic medicine — a traditional system of healing that has been practiced for India for over 3,000 years — and also in some of the healthiest places of the world, such as Okinawa, Japan (one of the world’s “blue zones“). 

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Bitter melon has many historical and theoretical uses, rangi...
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Bitter melon, also called bitter apple, bitter gourd or bitt...
11 Jun 2016
Scientific Name(s): Momordica charantia L. Family:...