Bitter Melon Extract and Weight Loss Instruction
◆ In traditional herbal medicine, bitter melon powder is thought to stimulate digestive function and improve appetite. This has yet to be tested in human studies. Being a relatively common food item, bitter melon powder was traditionally used for an array of conditions by people in tropical regions. Numerous infections, cancer, and diabetes are among the most common conditions it was purported to improve. Unripe fruit, seeds and aerial parts of Momordica charantia Linn. have been used in various parts of the world to treat diabetes. The leaves and fruit have both been used to make tea and beer or to season soups in the Western world.
◆ Nowadays Bitter Melon capsules and tinctures are widely available in the Western world where in herbal medicine they are being used for diabetes, HIV and other viruses, cold and flu and psoriasis.
Specification of Bitter melon extract 5.0% charantin
Brown yellow fine powder
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◆ Bitter Melon Extract and Weight Loss has been used as a folk remedy for cancer, asthma, skin infections, stomach problems, high blood pressure, and diabetes symptoms. The plant has been used as a traditional medicine in China, India, Africa, and the southeastern US. In the 1980s, the seeds were investigated in China as a potential contraceptive.
◆ Applied in food industry, it is widely used as functional food additive.
◆ Applied in health product field, it owns the function of strengthening stomach, promoting digestion and preventing postpartum syndrome.
◆ Applied in pharmaceutical field, it is frequently used in treating coronary heart disease and angina pectoris.
◆ Bitter Melon Extract and Weight Loss is recommended for diabetes at daily doses of 50 to 100 mL; 900 mg of fruit given 3 times a day has also been given for the same indication. There are insufficient clinical trials available to substantiate these doses.