Bengali Name : Karola, Uchche
Chinese Name : Fu gua, Mu bie zi, Ku gua, Jin li zhi
English Name : Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon, Balsam Apple
French Name : Momordique charantia
German Name : Balsambirne
Gujarati Name : Karela
Hindi Name : Karela, Kareli
Kannada Name : Hagalakai
Kashmiri Name : Karel
Latin name : Momordica charantia Linn.
Marathi Name : Karlen, Karli
Punjabi Name : Karela
Sanskrit Name : Karavella, Sushavi, Kathilla
Urdu Name : Karela
Kerela or bitter-guard is well known vegetable famous for its bitter taste and curative properties as well. It is widely known that eating karela over long periods significantly lowers sugar levels in the blood and urine. Karela helps regulate blood sugar levels and keeps body functions operating normally. It is known to aid in the metabolism of carbohydrates and hence it is useful in Diabetes Mellitus. Karela is an excellent blood purifier, activates spleen and liver and is highly beneficial in diabetes.
Benefits of Karela / Bitter Melon :
- Karela promotes normal sugar levels in blood and urine
- Karela helps to support is a good blood purifier
- Karela a polypeptide which is similar to bovine insulin
- Karela promotes health of the pancreas
- Karela supports liver health
- Karela helps in digestion
- Karela promotes the body’s natural metabolism
- Karela is considered to be a powerful detoxifier
- Karela helps support a normal immune system function.
- Karela helps maintain a normal level of triglycerides and cholesterol in the liver and blood.
- Karela helps achieve positive sugar regulating effect by suppressing the neural response to sweet taste stimuli.
Recommended Dosage : Juice : 10 to 20 ml; Dried Extract : 500 mg to 1 g powder.