Bitter Gourd Tea (Organic)
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The Bitter Gourd plant, or Momordica charantia, is a tropical perennial that produces a fruit resembling a cucumber with a warty skin. Also called bitter melon or bitter cucumber, you can brew tea from the fruit, leaves and stems of the plant or use bitter gourd extract to make a tea. Bitter gourd tea has several potential health benefits. According to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, bitter melon increases uptake of blood glucose by your liver, fatty tissues and muscles, stimulating these tissues to convert glucose into glycogen, its storage form. Some of the compounds in bitter melon might also suppress growth of certain types of cancer cells, detoxify the body, according to the Cancer Center, which cites several research studies suggesting this. You should discuss its use with your doctor to determine if it might help you.
This description is for informational purposes only, and is not to be relied upon to diagnose or prescribe treatment for any disease.
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