Bitter melon

(Momordica charantia)

Other names: Bitter gourd, Balsam Pear, Balsam Apple, Bitterkomkommer, Sopropo, Karaila, Balsempeer, Balsamka, Przepękla Ogórkowa, Karvaskurkku, Balsambirne, Bittermelone, Bittergurke, Balsamapfel, Karella-kibekurk, Hořká Okurka, Melón Amargo, Momórdiga, Balzsamkörte, Bitter Agurk, Karela, Concombre Balsamine, Pomme de Merveille, Margose, Papareh, Momordique à Feuilles de Vigne, Grenka Kumara, Bittergurka, Careteira, Erva de São Caetano, Balsamina Longa, Melão-de-são-caetano, Beiskjugúrka, Melone Amaro, Balsamfrukt, Bittermelon

Bitter melon is native to tropical and sub-tropical parts of Asia and Africa. It contains heteropolysaccharides, proteins, peptides, terpenoids, saponins, flavonoids, phenolic compounds, essential oils, fatty acids, amino acids, and sterols.

Bitter melon may be beneficial for ulcers, diabetes, hemorrhoids, osteoarthritis, athletic performance, gonorrhea, measles, chickenpox, scabies, malaria, as a laxative and to induce abortion.

Compliance: food or food ingredient, cosmetics ingredient

These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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