The power of eating Bitter Melon or Ampalaya vegetable
January 20, 2013 5:28am CST
Nowadays there are different companies here in Philippines selling herbal supplement which are available in the market and one of those is Ampalaya or Bitter Melon.Bitter Melon has been a folkloric cure for generations but has now been proven to be an effective herbal medicine for many aliments. Most significant of which is for Diabetes. The Philippine variety has proven to most potent. It contains a mixture of flavanoids and alkaloids make the Pancreas produce more insulin that controls the blood sugar in diabetics. Aside from Ampalaya's medicinal value, it is good source of Vitamins like A, b AND c , Iron, folic acid, phosphorous and calcium. The other benefits of eating this vegetables are the following : Godo for rheumatism and gout and diseased of the spleen and liver , Aids in lowering blood sugar levels , helps in lowering blood pressure, relieves headaches , Disinfects and heals wounds and burns can be used as a cough and fever remedy treatment of intestinal worms, diarrhea helps prevent some types of cancer , enhances immune system to fight infection It is also an antioxidant, parasitical, antibacterial and antypyretic. Drinking the juice of this can also be used for purgative you can also drink a spoonful of the juice everyday if you have coughs, fever, worms diarrhea, diabetes .It's leaves can also be used to put externally in affected areas which are wounds, burns , other skin diseased and headache.
• United States
20 Jan 13
I have eaten some Bitter Melon and boy it's name really suits it. I've tried every thing that I can to try and reduce the bitterness but I just can't seem to make it taste all that pleasant. That doesn't really matter though because I know that this vegetable is so good for me that the taste doesn't really matter because I know that it is doing good things for my body. Thanks for posting some of the health benefits on here because I always enjoy learning more things about things that are great for our health. I haven't eaten any bitter melon in quite a while but I'm thinking that I should get some soon.
20 Jan 13
Thanks for this. I never knew ampalaya has many health benefits and can cure many diseases. Ampalaya is one of my favorite vegetables eventhough it is bitter I really like it. My mother has diabetes and she is drinking tea excracted from ampalaya. It is really effective. God Bless
• United States
30 Mar 13
Working as a Home Health Assistant I have seen firsthand the effects of bitter melon on diabetes. One of my diabetic clients has been juicing and drinking it for the past 3 months and her blood sugar levels have dropped drastically. I haven't tried eating it yet but am anxious to try it in a soup, as I have heard it is good that way.
29 Mar 13
Hello fearlessgala, we call this as Karela or Karala in India. Although it is very much bitter, we cook it in various types of gravies with spices added to it, it just tastes really good. I prefer it in a coconut and tamarind gravy or simply cut it into thin slices, cook over a little oil and then add salt, lemon juice and a little chilly powder. Simple and delicious, yummmm!
28 Jan 13
When I was a kid, I am really forced by my dad to all kinds of vegetables. But I never despise eating bitter melon. I could somehow tolerate the bitterness of it. And now that I have my own family, I also try to convince my kids to eat the vegetable too.
21 Jan 13
Hi Dear, Giving information regarding the bitter melon is very very thankful, but I dont think this bitter melon is available in India. If this vegetable is available i will definitely go for it a my mom is having diabetic as well as all the problem leading to diabetic. She is a heart patient too. I will have to search for this, or I even dont know in India what is it called.
21 Jan 13
I appreciate your point of view,there are many kinds of traditional medical methods in the word.In my country Chinese medcine is an important option,even as important as western medicine.I am glad to hear about the message you talked in Philippines.
21 Jan 13
Nice information but unless a thorough scientific study can assure us, to date it is still subject for observation and users subjected themselves as guinea pig for the vegetables curability. What I am trying to pin point is qualities of a product. It maybe efective on a specific illness but is harmfull to another. The side effect is very improtant, that is why? a thoruogh scientific study must be conducted to be sure. remember what we are talking in totality is life as a whole being the user.
21 Jan 13
Wow, so ampalaya or bitter melon can be tagged as the most nutritious vegetable. One thing that i know as health benefit of ampalaya is that it is good for diabetics. Thus, my father who is a diabetic, always eat ampalaya. I am a fan of ampalaya. I like it sauteed in salted black beans or with scrambled egg. It's one of my favorite veggies. I also like its spring leaves cooked with mongo. I also like the ampalaya salad. Well, with your narrative of its health benefits, the more that i like ampalaya.