ayurveda herbs




Herb Name & Latin Name


Momordica charantia,

Known as intense melon, severe gourd, unpleasant squash, or resin pear, is a tropical and subtropical vine of the family Cucurbitaceae, broadly developed in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean for its eatable organic product. Its numerous assortments vary generously in the shape and severity of the natural product. It is here and there known by names credited from Asian dialects.

Intense melon started in India and was brought into China in the fourteenth century. It is broadly utilized as a part of East Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian cooking.

Parts of plant Used

Intense Gourd Herb or Karela is occasional vegetable and severe in taste it is a rich wellspring of phosphorous. The requirements of phosphorous in human body are satisfied by standard utilization of unpleasant gourd is stimulating and keeps. It sanitizes blood, enacts spleen and liver and is very helpful in diabetes.

The intense gourd is a typical vegetable developed exten sively all finished India. It is 10 to 20 cm. long, decreasing at the closures and secured with limit tubercles. The seeds are white in crude products of the soil red when they are ready. There are two assortments of this vegetable. The expansive kind is long, elliptical and light green in shading. The other kind is little, minimal oval and dull green. Both the sorts are unpleasant in taste. They turn rosy orange when ready. Severe Gourd has great restorative excellencies. It is counteractant, antipyretic tonic, mouth-watering, stomachic, antibilious and purgative.


A few research trials took after the revelation, coming full circle in contemplates looking at Bitter Gourd’s viability in people.

• Diabetes : The unpleasant gourd is particularly utilized as a people prescription for diabetes. A few inquires about demonstrated that it contains a hypoglycaemic or insulin-like standard, assigned as ‘plant-insulin’, which has been discovered exceptionally valuable in bringing down the blood and pee sugar levels.

• Piles : Juice of the crisp leaves of severe gourd is important in heaps.

• Blood Disorder : Bitter gourd is exceptionally helpful in the treatment of blood issue like blood bubbles, scabies, tingling, psoriasis, ring-worm and other contagious illnesses.

• Respiratory Disorder : Bitter gourd plant establishes are utilized as a part of society prescription for respira tory issue from antiquated circumstances.

• Alcoholism : Leaf juice is useful in the treatment of liquor abuse.

• Cholera : Fresh squeeze of leaves of severe gourd is likewise a successful prescription in beginning times of cholera and different sorts of loose bowels amid summer.