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TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL USES AND THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF MOMORDICA CHARANTIA LINN.

@inproceedings{Bhowmik2010TRADITIONALMU,
  title={TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL USES AND THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF MOMORDICA CHARANTIA LINN.},
  author={Debjit Bhowmik},
  year={2010}
}
Herbalism has a long tradition of use outside of conventional medicine. It is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control along with advances in clinical research show the value of herbal medicine in the treating and preventing disease. Momordica charantia (Bitter melon), a climbing vine whose leaves and green fruits, although bitter, has been used to fight cancer, diabetes and many infectious diseases. It is also a powerful weapon against HIV/AIDS. According to… Expand
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Antidiabetic and adaptogenic properties of Momordica charantia extract: An experimental and clinical evaluation
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Hypoglycaemic effects in diabetic patients were found to be highly significant (p<0.01) at the end of the trial but were cumulative and gradual, unlike that produced by insulin. Expand
Anti-diabetic properties and phytochemistry of Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae).
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Animal and in vitro data support both insulin secretagogue and insulinomimetic activity of the fruit, however, enhanced insulin levels in vivo in response to its administration have not been observed. Expand
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This handbook catalogs 365 species of herbs having medicinal or folk medicinal uses, presenting whatever useful information has been documented on their toxicity and utility in humans and ani-mals. Expand
Improvement in glucose tolerance due to Momordica charantia (karela).
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Results show that karela improves glucose tolerance in diabetes, and doctors supervising Asian diabetics should be aware of the fruit's hypoglycaemic properties. Expand
Effect of Momordica charantia (Karolla) extracts on fasting and postprandial serum glucose levels in NIDDM patients.
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Effect of Momordica charantia, a bitter vegetable popularly known as Karolla, on fasting and post prandial glucose levels were studied in 100 cases of moderate non-insulin dependent diabetic subjects. Expand
The insulin-releasing activity of the tropical plant momordica charantia.
An aqueous extract from the unripe fruits of the tropical plant Momordica charantia was found to be a potent stimulator of insulin release from beta-cell-rich pancreatic islets isolated fromExpand
Effect of Momordica charantia on the glucose tolerance in maturity onset diabetes.
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The fruit juice of M. charantia was found to significantly improve the glucose tolerance of 73% of the patients investigated while the other 27% failed to respond. Expand
Effects of Momordica charantia powder on serum glucose levels and various lipid parameters in rats fed with cholesterol-free and cholesterol-enriched diets.
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Bitter melon exhibited a marked reduction in the hepatic total cholesterol and triglyceride levels both in the presence and absence of dietary cholesterol, indicating an antiatherogenic activity of bitter melon. Expand