Other Benefits as per Ayurveda
- Stimulant and a mild laxative by nature.
- It helps to fight against free radicals and promote general well being.
- It is mild aphrodisiac in nature.
- It may help to maintain a healthy body’s defense mechanism in weather changes or air borne pathogens.
- Sugar health
- Kidney stones
- Skin condition called psoriasis
- Liver disease
Common & Uncommon Names
- Botanical Name: Momordica charantia Linn
- English Name: Bitter gourd, Bitter melon
- Hindi Name: Karela
Other Uncommon Names of This Herb
African Cucumber, Ampalaya, Balsam Pear, Balsam-Apple, Balsam Borne, Balsamine, Balsamo, Bitter Apple, Bitter Cucumber, Bittergurke, Carilla Fruit, Carilla Gourd, Cerasee, Chinli-Chih, Concombre Africain, Courage Amère, Cundeamor, Fructus Momordicae Grosvenori, Karela, Karavella, Kathilla, Kareli, Kerala, Kuguars, K’u-Kua, Lai Margose, Margose, Melón Amargo, Melon Amer, Momordica, Momordica Muricata, Momordica, Paroka, Pepino Montero, Poire Balsamique, Pomme De Merveille, Sorosi, Sushavi, Vegetable Insulin, Wild Cucumber, Korolla, Goya, Cerasee, Salsamino, Sorci, Sorossi, Sorossie, Sorossies, Pare, Peria Laut, Peria.
- Rasa (Taste): Pungent and Bitter
- Guna (Characteristics): Light and Dry
- Virya (Potency): Hot
- Vipaka (Post Digestive Effect): Sour
It is widely cultivated in India.
Directions for Use
Take 5 Gms (half to one teaspoon) 2 times a day Bitter Melon (Karela) Powder with water 1 hour after meals. Take the first dose after breakfast. If you are mixing with other herbs, use Bitter Melon (Karela) proportionately or consult your healthcare provider.
- Pregnant/Lactating women, children or any with Known pre-existing condition should take under the advice of a healthcare provider. Keep away from the reach of children.
- Nutritional diet
- Restful sleep
- Amla powder
Foods to Favor
- Vegetables [Bottle gourd, spinach, carrot, green peas, parmal, cabbage, black grams, radish]
- Fresh fruits [Orange, grapes, apple, papaya, watermelon, pomegranate]
- yellow lentils
- Green lentils
- Unpolished rice
- Food rich in bitter and pungent taste
Foods to Avoid
- Food rich in sweet, sour or salty taste
- Fried food
- Junk food
- Soft drinks
- Bhindi [ladyfinger]
- Arbi (coco asia)
- Kachalu (cesculent root)
- Oily food
- Sweet potato
- Food that is hot in nature.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Do some regular exercise.
- Take nutritional food.
- Maintain proper hygiene.
- Avoid a sedentary lifestyle.
- Avoid excessive sugary products.
- Avoid excessive sugary beverages.
Karela( Momordica Charantia)Fruit
- Keydev Nighantu
- Ayurvedic Pharmacopeia of India
- Pharmacological actions and potential uses of Momordica charantia: a review, J.K. Grover et al, Journal of Ethnopharmacology 93 (2004) 123–132
- Effect of momordica charantia fruit extract, Razif Abbas et al, EXCLI Journal 2015;14:179-189 – ISSN 1611-2156.
- A Review on Salient Pharmacological Features of Momordica charantia, Aparna Upadhyay et al, International Journal of Pharmacology 11 (5): 405-413, 2015.
Reference Classical or Govt. Approved Books
This herb has been approved by the Department of Ayush/ Government of India after the proper screening of scientific evidence as well as classical reference by the GOVT REGULATORY BOARD COMMITTEE.
GMP and USDA Certified Organic Manufacturing Facility: Laboratory tested for quality purity and heavy metal standards.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any Disease.