Momordica charantai or Bitter gourd is also known as Karela in Hindi Language. It is one of the common vegetables used in India, China, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and in Vietnam. Bitter gourd is a source of all necessary vitamins and minerals such as, vitamin A, B1, B2, iron, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorous, and Copper. Regular use of bitter gourd can help us to prevent many diseases like hypertension, indigestion, eye complication etc. It purifies blood tissues and stimulates liver functions. Following are some diseases where bitter gourd plays a major role in order to get rid of them:
Diabetes: Researches revealed that it contains insulin like property which is very helpful to lower the urine sugar level. Taking the juice of four and five fruits every morning is quite helpful for diabetic patients.
Cholera: Mixture of two tsp. of bitter gourd juice with the same quantity of onion juice and one tsp. of lemon juice is effective in the early stage of cholera.
Constipation and Piles: The decoction of the roots is beneficial for this kind of ailments. Mixed three tsp. of leaf juice with a glassful of fresh milk. Take it every morning for a month can help to get relief form piles.
Blood related diseases: In case of different diseases which are related to blood, regular use of the blend of a cup of bitter gourd juice and one tsp. of lime juice in empty stomach may give positive result.
Respiratory Disorders: For cough and cold, asthma, bronchitis etc. and also in other respiratory disorders bitter gourd plays an important role. For respiratory problems mix up a tsp. of root paste with the equal amount of honey or the juice of basil leaves and take it once before going to bed at night.
Alcoholism: Bitter gourd is also helpful for damaged liver caused by intaking excess alcohol.