Bitter gourd: 24 amazing health benefits for good health

12. Anti-inflammatory

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.

24. Anti-malaria

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.