Bitter Melon, bitter gourd, ampalaya: This tropical plant which goes by many names such as bitter gourd, bitter melon, or Momordica charantia, is commonly grown for its edible fruit, which is probably among the most bitter of all vegetables on earth. Even these vegetables the most bitter of all vegetables but there are a lot of benefits of the herb Ampalaya as herbal medicine.
Bitter gourd predominantly grows in tropical areas, including parts of Asia, East Africa, the Caribbean, and South America, where it is used both as food as well as a medicine. The plant’s fruit truly lives up to its name, because it really tastes bitter. Although the seeds, leaves, and vines of this fruit have different uses, the fruit is considered the safest and most predominantly used part of the plant in traditional herbal medicine.
Ampalaya Is Now Used In Herbal Medicine
Until recently, bitter gourd has been noted to be potent herbal medicine for a lot of ailments, particularly in treating diabetes. The Philippine variety is known for its more potent anti-diabetic components.
This fruit is composed of a mixture of flavonoids and alkaloids which make the pancreas produce insulin that controls the blood sugar levels in diabetics. Aside from its touted medicinal value, it’s also a very wonderful source of vitamins A, B, and C, iron, folic acid, phosphorous, and calcium. Ampalaya is a common herb used in Chinese herbology too.
The fruit’s leaves are often used for children’s coughs and are utilized in the treatment of skin diseases, sterility in women, as a parasiticide, and antipyretic, as well as a purgative. Like most bitter-tasting fruits and vegetables, bitter gourd stimulates digestion and can be very potent in people with dyspepsia and constipation.
Herbal Benefits of Ampalaya:
Ampalaya is noted to be an effective component in herbal medicine, and the fruit is known to help treat or alleviate the symptoms of rheumatism and gout, and ailments of the spleen and liver. It also is effective in helping lower the body’s blood sugar and blood pressure levels. Below are among many of the beneficial aspects of using bitter gourd:
– Reduce Type II Diabetes – Help to Lower Blood Sugar by Increase Metabolism of Glucose by Drinking 1 Cup of Bitter Melon A Day Regularly. Also, Contain a Great Source of Dietary Fiber For Blood Sugar Control. Do Not Drinking if You Experience Abdominal Pain, Diarrhea, or Fever.
– Prevent Kidney Stones – Help Remove of Kidney Stones & Pain By Naturally Breaking Down By Reduces High Acid Lower Cholesterol
– Skin Benefits – Benefits of Skin if Taken Regularly by Giving “Glowing” Effect on the Skin & is Found Very Helpful to Treat Acne, Psoriasis & Eczema.
– Helps prevent some types of cancers – Is Known As An Anti-Cancer Agent Help To Disrupt & Control the Production of Glucose. It Prevents the Growth of Risk Pancreatic Cancer & other Tumorous Cells in Your Body like Liver, Colon, Breast, or Prostate.
– Weight Loss – Know To Be Filling That is Super Low in Calories To Help Maintain a Healthy Weight. An agent that helps fight Type II Diabetes Also Benefits For Keeping Healthy Weight & Weight Loss.
How To Prepare A Herbal Ampalaya Mixture.
As the bitter fruit is famous for its many medicinal attributes, there are also other unique ways of preparing mixtures, drinks, or solutions made from ampalaya. For cough, fever, worms, diarrhea, diabetes, drink a spoonful every day of grounded and juiced ampalaya leaves. The fruit and leaves can both be juiced and taken orally. For wounds, burns, and other skin diseases, you may apply the fruit’s warmed leaves to the affected area.
Aside from the benefits mentioned above, bitter gourd is also an effective digestive agent that works by properly stimulating the secretion of gastric juices. It also aids in stimulating the liver for the proper secretion of bile juices that are essential for the metabolism of body fat.
Taking juice made from bitter gourd also helps in the treatment of constipation, which is mainly caused by unhealthy eating habits and daily dietary practices. This fruit not only is good at relieving a digestive condition but also aids in treating constipation, by improving the movement of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as improving absorption in the intestines.