Bitter gourd is known around the world by various names such as bitter melon, bitter squash or karela. However, it is one of those vegetables which are highly misunderstood as people think that it is only good-to-use during diabetes. But this is not the case as apart from controlling blood sugar level there are other benefits associated with it as well as it is also a medicinal food for people with liver disorders. In fact one of the potent roles of bitter gourd is in cleansing the liver and regenerating the liver cells; apart from that, it is also very useful in adding a zest to one’s beauty.
Moreover, bitter gourds tend to be dark or light green in color depending on the region where they are grown. Though they taste very bitter, they are filled with many beneficial antioxidants and essential vitamins. Bitter melon can also be used in various ways like drinking juice, as a pickle or in recipes.
There are many other useful health benefits which we will discuss on the next page.