Traditional medicinal uses
melon has been used in various Asian and African herbal medicine systems for a long time. In Turkey, it has been used as a folk remedy for a variety of ailments, particularly stomach complaints. In traditional medicine of India, different parts of the plant are used as claimed treatments for diabetes (particularly Polypeptide-p, an insulin analogue), and as a stomachic, laxative, antibilious, emetic, anthelmintic agent, for the treatment of cough, respiratory diseases, skin diseases,
Bitter melon is contraindicated in pregnant women because it can induce bleeding, contractions, and miscarriage.
wounds, ulcer, gout, and rheumatism.
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