Bitter melon (Momordica charantia L) is one of the common fruit to be cooked. Bitter melon (Momordica charantia L) has long been used as a medicine in China since 1578. In addition to traditionally as a tonic, cough medicines, antimalarial medicines, appetite enhancer and wound healing, hundreds of research has been carried out in several countries to determine the effect of this bitter fruit on blood sugar levels. The results of research that has been conducted in various countries, it appeared that the efficacy of Bitter melon (Momordica charantia L) can be used as an antidiabetic. Bitter melon (Momordica charantia L) that has not been cooked many contain saponins, flavonoids and polyphenols (powerful antioxidants) and glycosides kukurbitasin, momordisin and karantin. Percobabaan In animals, it is known that the effects of Bitter melon (Momordica charantia L) in lowering blood sugar levels is by preventing the intestines absorb sugar is eaten. Besides Bitter melon (Momordica charantia L) is also thought to have a compound similar to sulfonylurea (antidiabetic drugs of the oldest and widely used). These drugs stimulate the body's beta cells of the pancreas to produce more insulin. Effects Bitter melon (Momordica charantia L) in lowering blood sugar in rabbits similar to the mechanism are also expected insulin.
Doses are often used to treat diabetes is to consume 50-60 ml pare fruit juice a day. The use of higher doses of bitter melon fruit can cause abdominal pain and diarrhea. Also need to be considered when its use combined with antidiabetic drugs from the doctor. As for pregnant women, children and people who tend to be low in sugar, it is not recommended because it can be dangerous.
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