Antihyperglycemic effects of three extracts from Momordica charantia.

  title={Antihyperglycemic effects of three extracts from Momordica charantia.},
  author={Jaspreet Virdi and Subramanian Sivakami and Somayeh Shahani and Ashish C. Suthar and M M Banavalikar and Manish Biyani},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={88 1},
Momordica charantia (L.) (Cucurbitaceae) commonly known as bitter gourd or karela is a medicinal plant, used in Ayurveda for treating various diseases, one of which is diabetes mellitus. In this study, various extract powders of the fresh and dried whole fruits were prepared and their blood glucose lowering effect compared by administrating them orally to diabetic rats. The aqueous extract powder of fresh unripe whole fruits at a dose of 20mg/kg body weight was found to reduce fasting blood… CONTINUE READING


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