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Trial of Momordica charantia Linn (Karela) powder in patients with maturity-onset diabetes.

@article{Akhtar1982TrialOM,
  title={Trial of Momordica charantia Linn (Karela) powder in patients with maturity-onset diabetes.},
  author={M. S. Akhtar},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  year={1982},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={
          106-7
        }
}
  • M. Akhtar
  • Published 1982
  • Medicine
  • JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Powdered whole Aloviordica charantia fruit (bitter gourd) was tried on eight patients suffering from uncomplicated maturity-onset diabetes. The patients were told to take the, powdered drug in milk twice daily at the rate of 50 mg/kg body weight, to continue on the carbohydrate deficient diet as before, and not to take any other medication. The results obtained show that the drug produced a consistent hypoglycaeinic effect in all the patients. The mean blood sugar levels after drug treatment at… 
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