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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Abortifacient proteins from the seeds of the bitter gourd Momordica charantia (family Cucurbitaceae).
A histological study of the structural changes in the liver of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats treated with or without Momordica charantia (bitter gourd).
Momordica charantia seed oil possesses many essential nutrient compounds needed for proper functioning of human body.
2011) tambem comprovaram a eficiencia dos extratos aquosos de Momordica charantia que inibiram 100% da germinacao e 71% (meio solido) e 86% (meio liquido) do crescimento micelial de Colletotrichum musae.
Differential antidiabetic effects and mechanism of action of charantin-rich extract of Taiwanese Momordica charantia between type 1 and type 2 diabetic mice.
The preparation of MCS was as follows: Dried materials of Momordica charantia were powdered and sieved (60 mesh).
Protective effect of the aqueous extract of momordica charantia leaves on gentamicin induced nephrotoxicity in rats.
O extrato de Momordica charantia nas concentracoes de 500 e 1000 ppm foi eficiente na reducao de todos os patogenos e a concentracao de 100 ppm mostrouse eficiente apenas na reducao de Aspergillus flavus, enquanto o extrato de Allamanda blanchetti, reduziu a incidencia apenas de Aspergillus niger na concentracao de 1000 ppm (Tabela 1).
Within the population of Malaysia, Momordica charantia is among the traditional vegetables or generally referred to as "ulam" and is locally known as Peria Katak.