momordica charantia

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Related to momordica charantia: Gymnema sylvestre, Ampalaya
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balsam pear

Powerful medicinal properties. Smelly. Popular in Asian markets. Do not eat raw. Edible when green and boiled twice, but toxic when orange and ripe. Being used in studies for leukemia, cancer, AIDS, diabetes. Can drop blood sugar rapidly, so diabetics or hypoglycemics pay attention. Do not take if pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Leaves edible if cooked and drained. Can be juiced when green after boiling twice. When the fruit is turning from green to orange, open it up and notice the seeds are coated in red fleshy stuff. You can eat this red coating, BUT NOT THE SEEDS or the outer shell of the plant- only the red fleshy seed covers. This may seem too scary for most, but the motivating factor is that the red fleshy seed coating is almost completely LYCOPENE! This is serious healing power (especially prostate) Remember to spit out the seeds. You can eat the red seed coating raw without having to cook the plant first. But while the plant is green, you can eat the whole thing, seeds and everything if you boil it twice, changing water after first time.
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Anti-diabetic and hypoglycaemic effects of Momordica charantia (bitter melon): a mini review.
Momordica charantia is one of the most popular medicinal plants used worldwide for diabetes treatment (Maries and Farnsworth 1995) and is also a widely used food (Basch et al.
Hypoglycaemic activity of saponin fraction extracted from Momordica charantia in PEG/salt aqueous two-phase systems.
Momordicatin purified from fruits of Momordica charantia is effective to act as a potent antileishmania agent.
Role of momordica charantia in maintaining the normal levels of lipids and glucose in diabetic rats fed a high-fat and low-carbohydrate diet.
Inhibition of P-glycoprotein activity and reversal of cancer multidrug resistance by Momordica charantia extract.
Oken, Kalanchoe daigremontiana Ha-met & Perrier, Momordica charantia L.
pubescens), Ardisia elliptica, Goniothalamus malayanus, Momordica charantia and Piper aduncum showed significant inhibitory effects of more than 60%.
2012), fruits of Momordica charantia (Ooi et al, 2012), seed extracts of Citrullus colocynthis (Benariba et al, 2012), antihyperglycemic effect of Coccinia indica (Shibib et al, 2012), antihyperglycemic effect of Trichosanthes dioica (Rai et al, 2013), and antidiabetic effect of Mukia maderaspatana (Srilatha and Ananda, 2013).