Standardized: Bitter Melon P.E.
Botanical Source: Momordica charantia
Appearance: Fine Yellow-Brown Powder
Non-Standard: 10:1 and 4:1
Loss on Drying: not more than 5.0%
Package: 25 kg per paper drum
- Medicinal Use: Bitter melon is best known as a traditional medicine to treat diabetes. Some studies suggest it may have a benefit, while others do not. In early studies, bitter melon fruit -- and supplements -- seemed to improve blood sugar levels over time. BH1But other studies have not shown any improvement in blood sugar. More research is needed.
In lab tests, bitter melon seems to slow down some viruses like HIV and may kill cancer cells. But it isn’t known if bitter melon has these benefits in people.