Bitter melon (Momordica charabtia) is a type of fruit vines with long, tapering at theedges and jagged surface. Bitter melon grow well in the lowlands and can be foundgrowing wild in wastelands, dry, cultivated, or planted in the garden with a propagatedon the fence. These plants grow vines or climbing by tendrils spiral-shaped, muchbranched, smells bad and ribbed stems isma.
Bitter melon has a single leaf, stemmed and it’s alternate, elliptic, with length of 3.5 to 8.5 cm, 4 cm wide, shared into 5-7, heart-shaped base, and dark green. Interest is asingle flower, androgynous in a tree, long-stemmed, yellow crown. The fruit is round to elongate, with longitudinal ribs 8-10, have nodules, irregular, 8-30 cm long, bitter taste,color green fruit, when ripe orange is broken into three pieces of leaf
Chemical content of Bitter melon
Although it seems incredible bitterness, but the fruit contains albiminoid, carbohydrates, and dyes, the leaves contain momordisina, momordina, quarantine,resins, fats and oils, while the roots contain the acid and acid momordial oleanolat.The seeds contain saponins, alkaloids, triterprenoid, and momordial acid.
Not only the fruit, bitter melon is also beneficial up to the roots and leaves. To be clearer and detailed, let’s discuss one by one.
The advantages of Bitter melon’s root.
Take the root of bitter melon, wash, then mash. Apply this mixture on the hemorrhoid.
- Dysentery Amoeba
Take a handful of the roots of bitter melon, add a glass of clean water. Bring to a boil and squeeze. Drink once a day.
The advantages of Bitter melon’s leaves:
- Breast enhancer
Take 2 leaves of bitter melon and heat for a while. Compress onto the breast.
- Childbed fever
Take 3 fresh bitter melon leaves, washed, and mash. Add a glass of water and a little salt, and then pour the boiling. Squeeze and strain and drink 2 times a day as much as half a glass.
- Ulcers and pinworms
Provide 1 handful of fresh leaves was given a quarter cup water, then blend. Strain with cheesecloth. If necessary, add a little salt, palm sugar, and lemon juice. Drink one-quarter cup once a day. Do it for 1 week.
Rinse a handful of fresh leaves of bitter melon, then mash. Add a little hot water, and then wring it out. Mix the juice with 2 tablespoons of rice flour and stir until evenly distributed. Flush on the scars every day.
Pick 7 fresh bitter melon leaves, and then pour boiling water with 2 tablespoons water. After that, squeeze and strain. Drink 2 times a day.
- Pain in the liver
Provide 6 grams of fresh leaves of bitter melon, 5 grams of ginger rhizome, and110-mlof water. Boil all ingredients for 15 minutes, then strain with cheesecloth, and squeeze. Drink once a day. Repeat for 2 weeks.
The advantages of Bitter melon’s fruit:
Fruit of bitter melon is used as an external medicine. Take 1 fresh fruit and then crushed. Put on the part of the famous ulcers.
Take 2-3 pieces of bitter melon, then take the juice. Give 1 tablespoon honey. Drink once a day. Do it for 3 months. This recipe is also good for curing anemia, stomach ulcers, heart pain, menstrual pain, rheumatism, and slimming.
- And many more.
It highly recommend that pregnant women and children, avoid eating bitter melon, bitter melon may cause anti-fertility effect, increasing the risk of abortion and menstrualbleeding. While the effects on children, which their body condition is still not strong,sometimes bitter melon may cause side effects such as headache, fever andabdominal pain.
Let’s control our blood sugar levels by eating a bitter melon!