The fruit and the seeds of bitter gourd has many medicinal properties which includes, anti-leukemic, anti-viral, anti-ulcer, anti-tumor, anti-lipolytic, anti-mutagen, anti-microbial, anti-obesity, anti-hyperglycemic, anti-diabetic, anti-spasmodic, anti-fertility, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and hypoglycemic activity.
Indians have an almost mystical belief in the ability of bitter gourd to cure this disease*. A majority of diabetics usually suffer from malnutrition, as they are usually under-nourished. Bitter gourd being rich in essential vitamins & minerals such as vitamin A,B1,B2,C & minerals iron, calcium, phosphorous, copper & potassium. Research by a team of British doctors had discovered that it contains hypoglycemic principle designated as plant-insulin which has been found highly beneficial in lowering the blood & urine sugar levels. Fresh juice of unripe bitter melon has been confirmed in scientific studies in animals & humans to have blood-sugar lowering action.
* It is effective only in non insulin dependent diabetes, the variant treated with oral hypoglycaemic drugs not injectable insulin, need to check regularly blood sugar levels to see the response of the disease to this treatment.
The new world is slowly beginning to discover for itself the ability of this versatile fruit to treat diseases as lod as diabetes and as new as HIV/AIDS.
Recently, a search for natural, anti-viral herbs threw up this interesting fact the proteins in Momordica inhibit the enzyme reverse transcriptase, which is central to the pathogenesis of HIV/AIDS.
People with HIV positive includes bitter gourd in their diet will lower the viral load in their blood by selectively inhibiting the growth of cells already infected with the virus. All this is just one more arrow in the bitter gourd’s burgeoning quiver of cures!
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