Ampalaya( Bitter Melon) or it's scientific name, Momordica charantia has been a folkloric cure for generations but has now been proven to be an effective herbal medicine for many ailments.

The Philippine Department of Health has endorsed Ampalaya as an alternative herbal medicine for liver problems. Research about Ampalaya has shown that Ampalaya icreases the production of beta cells by the pancreas, thereby improving the body's ability to produce insulin, that controls the blood sugar for diabetics.

Ampalaya leaves and fruits are excellent sources of vitamin B, Iron, Calcium and phosphorus. It is also rich in betacarotene.
Ampalaya is used as herbal treatment for diabetes, parasiticide, antipyretic and as purgative among others.

Source:www.medicalhealthguide.com/articles/ampalaya.htm

 

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