Karela, also known as bitter melon, is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Central and South America, Africa and Asia. The numerous benefits that this plant offers for your health make it really miraculous.
The fruit of the bitter melon vine is usually harvested while it is still light green to pale yellow in color, as it becomes bitterer as it ripens. The young fruits are then split or cut in half, and the seeds and pith taken out and discarded. The fruit is then prepared as a vegetable or as a juice and is packed with various nutrients including high levels of Vitamin C and some uniquely valuable phytonutrients.
Dr Frank Shallenberger M.D. specializes in Anti Aging Treatment and Alternative Medicine at the Nevada Center of Alternative & Anti Aging Medicine has found a way to use this fruit and help patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.Also Dr Shallenberger says that bitter melon inhibits cancer cell growth effectively, and he always advises his patients to trust nature and use natural substances that have the power to inhibit cancer cell growth.
According to Dr. Shallenberger the best way to consume this plant to fight cancer is to dilute bitter melon juice to 5% in water. He claims that if it`s consumed like this the plant can damage cancer cells (pancreatic cancer) to 90% or 98 %. This effect of bitter melon has been also tasted by the University of Colorado and they after that announced that it can really reduce the size of pancreatic tumors up to 64%.
But this is just one of benefit the bitter melon has. It is also used in the treatment of hypertension, asthma, skin infections, diabetes symptoms and stomach problems. It is a common traditional medicine in Africa, India, China and the Southeastern US.
Bitter melon is full of nutrients and vitamins. It is a source of B1, B2, B3 and C vitamins, magnesium, folate, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, fiber, iron , beta-carotene of broccoli, calcium and potassium.
1.Its high beta-carotene content and other benefits make bitter melon one of the healthiest fruits out there when it comes to improving eyesight and relieving vision problems.
2.You can get rid of the bad hangovers with the bitter melon. It will speed the metabolism of the alcohol in your body and you will soon feel better. But you can also use it to repair liver problems which are result of alcohol consumption
3.If women consume bitter melon during the first months of their pregnancy its folates will reduce the risk of neural tube defects in the newborn babies.
4.The juice of the bitter melon can help you detoxify and cleanse your liver and at the same time will improve your blood circulation.
5.Bitter gourd stimulates food peristalsis and eases digestion until the food is finally excreted through .
6.Drink bitter melon juice regularly to relieve psoriasis and fungal infections, such as Athlete’s feet and ringworm.
7.With this bitter juice you can also improve your immune system and make your body more resistant to many infections.
8.Consumption of the bitter gourd juice will boost your energy and will improve the stamina level. What is more it can also improve your sleep.