Studies has found bitter gourd as an effective anti-inflammatory agent, that helps to deal with many inflammation related diseases.
13. Hemorrhoid Relief
Bitter gourd has great anti-inflammatory qualities which makes it an effective remedy for piles or hemorrhoids. Drinking bitter melon juice and applying the paste tropically on affected are helps to reduce the inflammation and relieve pain and bleeding.
14. Aid in digestion
The dietary fiber and cellulose present in bitter melon helps to prevent constipation, stimulate secretion of gastric juices and aid in digestion. Bitter melon can be a great help to people suffering from dyspepsia or indigestion.
15. Boost Immune System Health
Drinking a glass of bitter gourd juice daily helps to strengthens the immune system and provide boost to defense mechanism of the body against infections. Besides, it also improves the immunity of cell functioning in people suffering from cancer.
16. Protect liver
Studies has found drinking fresh bitter gourd juice can help to prevent oxidative stresses, liver damage, reduces inflammation or fibrosis in the liver.
17. Respiratory Conditions
Bitter melon can be useful to get relief from respiratory conditions like asthma, bronchitis, and hay fever (rhinitis). It act as anti-histamine, suppressant, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, and antiviral properties which helps to boost respiratory health.
18. Fungal Infections
Bitter gourd can be effective treatment and prevention of various fungal infections. Due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties , can help to treat various skin infections like ringworm, psoriasis psoriasis and athlete’s foot.
19. Skin problems
Bitter gourd can be a natural remedy for curing various skin diseases and skin infections, such as eczema, prevent and remove blemishes from the skin. It helps to heal acne and improves texture of the skin.
20. Boost energy
Regular consumption of bitter gourd juice helps to stimulate the energy and stamina levels in the body, especially in people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome.
21. Eye health
Bitter gourd juice contains high levels of beta-carotene and other nutrients, helps to strengthening eyesight and prevent eyesight disorders and mascular degeneration.
22. Heart health
In a case report study, bitter melon has found to be good for heat and reduces the risk of disease like hypertension, coronary artery disease, and heart failure.
23. Expel Intestinal worms
A warm decoction of bitter gourd helps to remove intestinal worms.
Bitter melon has also been used to prevent and treat malaria.
- Pregnant women should not consume bitter melon as it can led to abortion.
- Keep an eye on blood sugar as it lowers the blood sugar drastically. Diabetic patient may need to adjust their medication properly.
- Avoid excess intake of bitter gourd as it can cause headaches, fevers, and stomach pains.