Friday, February 2, 2007

Bitter but better for health

The bitter gourd has excellent medicinal virtues. It is antido­tal, antipyretic tonic, appetizing, stomachic, antibilious and laxative.' The bitter gourd is also used in native medicines of Asia and Africa.

The bitter gourd is specifically used as a folk medicine for diabetes. Recent researches by a team of British doctors have established that it contains a hypoglycaemic or insulin-like principle, designated as 'plant-insulin', which has been found highly beneficial in lowering the blood and urine sugar levels. It should, therefore, be included liberally in the diet of the diabetic.

For better results, the diabetic should take the juice of about four or five fruits every morning on an empty stomach. The seeds of bitter gourd can be added to food in the powdered form. Diabet­ics can also use bitter gourd in the form of decoction by boiling the pieces in water or in the form of dry powder.

So dont worry guyz! try it for a good results.. healthy life is a wealthy life!

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