Nutritional, Pharmacological and Medicinal Properties of Momordica Charantia

  title={Nutritional, Pharmacological and Medicinal Properties of Momordica Charantia},
  author={Kandangath Raghavan Anilakumar and Garlapati Phani Kumar and Nallamuthu Ilaiyaraja},
  journal={International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences},
Momordica charantia L. (Bitter gourd) is a flowering vine in the family of Cucurbitaceae. It contains an array of novel and biologically active phytochemicals including triterpenes, proteins and steroids. Medicinally, the plant has a long history of use by the indigenous people as a folk medicine. Bitter gourd is often used in Chinese cooking for its bitter flavor, typically in stir-fries, soups, and also as tea. Pakistan, Philippines, Panama and Nepal also use this bitter vegetable for… 

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