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Momordica Charantia (Bitter Melon)

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Scientific classification

Kingdom: Plantae
 Division: Magnoliophyta
  Class: Magnoliopsida
   Order: Cucurbitales
    Family: Cucurbitaceae
     Genus: Momordica
      Species: M.charantia

Herbal Properties And Actions

Over the years scientists have verified many of the traditional uses of this bitter plant that continues to be an important natural remedy in herbal medicine systems. They have turned their focus on the beneficial properties of the fruit, leaves and seed  in diabetes and conditions related to diabetes, viruses( as well as HIV and certain cancers.), colds and flu, and tumors, high cholesterol, and psoriasis.

Part Used

Whole plant, Fruit, Seed.

Overview of  (Bitter Melon)

Height: 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread: 6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Pace: Moderate Grower
Light: Full Sun Only
Moisture: Medium Moisture
Maintenance: Moderate
Characteristics: Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated Foliage
Flower Color: Orange/ Salmon Flower; Red Flower; Yellow Flower
Seasonal Interest: Summer Interest
Type: Vines


  • Kills bacteria
  • Kills viruses
  • Kills cancer cells
  • Kills leukemia cells
  • Prevents tumors
  • Treats diabetes
  • Reduces blood sugar
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Lowers body temperature
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Fights free radicals
  • Enhances libido
  • Cleanses blood
  • Detoxifies
  • Expels worms
  • Balances hormones
  • Enhances immunity
  • Mildly laxative
  • Promotes milk flow