#DailyHealthTips: Health Benefits of Bitter Gourd. - FrankieJohn.com


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Aug 2, 2013

#DailyHealthTips: Health Benefits of Bitter Gourd.

Bitter gourd (melon) is perhaps the secret vegetable of the Okinawa Islander longevity! Although the bitterness of Bitter-melon might turn some people away from, it can really sweeten your health because of its disease preventing and health promoting phyto chemical compounds.

Botanically it belongs to the family of Cucurbitaceae, of the genus: Momordica and is a member of the same family of squash, watermelon, cantaloupes, cucumber, etc. Scientific name: Momordica charantia. Some of the related varieties are balsam pear, cundeamor, la-kwa, etc.

Here we list a few benefit of Bitter Gourd;

 Bitter gourd has been associated with lowering sugar levels in people suffering from diabetes.

 Bitter gourd is said to be helpful in fighting against cancer and a number of infections.

 Bitter gourd has been known to provide relief from constipation and is also effective in the treatment of psoriasis.

 Bitter gourd helps in improving circulation and in turn, generates slimming effects on the body.

 Regular consumption of bitter gourd has been associated with prevention as well as treatment of hypertension.

 Bitter gourd is believed to be helpful in preventing eye complications, apart from treating neuritis.It improves eye-sight due to it high beta-carotene content

 The juice of the leaf of bitter gourd plant has been found to be beneficial in the treatment of alcoholism.

 The essential vitamins and minerals present in bitter gourd help in treating defective metabolism of carbohydrates.

 The bitter tonic properties of bitter gourd have made it effective as a blood purifier.

 Fresh juice of bitter gourd is good for patients suffering from piles.

 It removes stomach worms and highly recommended for kids.

 It is good for asthma patients as it heals respiratory disorders.

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