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FOREST BITTER MELON AND DIABETES

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Forest Bitter Melon, also known as bitter gourd or karela (in India), is a unique vegetable-fruit that can be used as food or medicine.

The plant thrives in tropical and subtropical regions, including:

  • South America
  • Asia
  • Parts of Africa
  • The Caribbean

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Its many varieties differ substantially in the shape and bitterness of the fruit.

How does it affect diabetes?

In addition to being a food ingredient, bitter melon has also long been used as an herbal remedy for a range of ailments, including type 2 diabetes.

The fruit contains at least three active substances with anti-diabetic properties, including charanti, which has been confirmed to have a blood glucose-lowering effect, vicine and an insulin-like compound known as polypeptide-p.

These substances either work individually or together to help reduce blood sugar levels.

Forest Bitter Melon has been used in various Asian and African herbal medicine systems for a long time. In Turkey, it has been used as a folk remedy for a variety of ailments, particularly stomach complaints. In traditional medicine of India, different parts of the plant are used as claimed treatments for diabetes (particularly Polypeptide-p, an insulin analogue), and as a stomachic, laxative, antibilious, emetic, anthelmintic agent, for the treatment of cough, respiratory diseases, skin diseases, wounds, ulcer, gout, and rheumatism.

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With regard to the use of Momordica charantia for diabetes, several animal studies and small-scale human studies have demonstrated a hypoglycemic effect of concentrated bitter melon extracts. In addition, a 2014 review shows evidence that Momordica charantia, when consumed in raw or juice form, can be efficacious in lowering blood glucose levels. However, multiple reviews have found that Momordica charantia does not significantly decrease fasting blood glucose levels or A1c, indicators of blood glucose control when taken in capsule or tablet form.

Today there are many products made from bitter melon and one of them is Mudaru Forest Bitter Melon, including tea and capsules products. This product is 100% from nature, 90% from bitter melon, only 10% is stevia to reduce the bitter taste of bitter melon. Therefore, the product has been widely developed in Europe, America, France, and Asia.

Source: TNB Vietnam