Bitter pumpkin powder 50 gr. Sri Lanka
Bitter pumpkin or MOMORDICA CHARANTIA or KARELA (Momordica charantia L) is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat various diseases, one of which is diabetes. Active ingredients of MOMORDICA: charantin, insulin-like factor P, essential oils, during the study various powders of extracts of fresh and dried whole fruits were prepared and their hypoglycemic properties were compared with oral administration in diabetic rats. It was found that the powder of fine grinding of immature whole fruits at a dosage of 20mg/kg body weight reduced fasting blood glucose by 48 %. This effect is comparable to the effect of taking glibenclamide, a known synthetic drug. So thus, bitter pumpkin powder, an edible vegetable, is a safe alternative to lowering blood glucose levels. In addition, it can be concluded that the extract enhances the effect of oral hypoglycemic drugs in the treatment. Bitter pumpkin is also a good blood purifier, works well on the pancreas, liver, helps digest food, improves metabolism. The use of bitter melon extract helps to reduce fat and increase muscle mass, in this regard is especially useful for anemia and heavy loads, including sports, especially for people with increased weight engaged in physical exercise.