The health benefits of bitter melon
Here are the most potential bitter gourd health benefits and uses:
1. Bitter gourd fights diabetes
One of the most health benefits of bitter melon (bitter gourd) is its use for type 2 diabetes. Bitter gourd contains three essential chemicals to fight diabetes, which is Charanti, Vicine, and Lectin. So, these compounds work together to reduce blood sugar levels.
Studies have shown that consuming 2000 milligrams per day of bitter gourd helps reduce the blood sugar level of people with diabetes. So, it has been observed that the effect of this plant exceeds the drug metformin. (1, 2, 3)