Bitter melon extract has a good effect on lowering blood sugar and is known as plant insulin. All-component extract, used for type 2 diabetes, to be taken three times a day, 2g each time, to maintain a normal blood sugar level
In traditional Chinese herbal medicine, Bitter melon or bitter gourd is believed to stimulate digestion and promote appetite. This has been confirmed by people. As a fairly common food, bitter melon is usually used as a regulator of human condition in tropical areas; various infectious diseases, cancer and diabetes are the most common human conditions that it claims to improve. The immature fruits, seeds and aerial parts of bitter gourd are used to treat diabetes in many parts of the world. Both its leaves and fruits have been used to make tea, beer or seasonal soups in the Western world.
Now bitter melon extract in capsules and tinctures format are widely used in the Western world as herbal medicines for the treatment of diabetes, AIDS and other viral diseases, colds, flu and psoriasis.
Latin name: Momordica charantia L
Part used: Fruit
Specification: Charantin10%; 4:1, 5:1, 10:1
Appearance: Brownish yellow fine powder
Anti-virus function and others
The standard extract of bitter melon has been proved to be effective for psoriasis, cancer-induced susceptibility, and pain caused by neurological complications, and may delay the onset of cataracts or retinopathy and suppress HIV by destroying the DNA of filtering toxins. Its anti-cancer properties are partly due to its boosting effect on immune function. Studies have shown that bitter melon extract inhibits lymphocyte proliferation and the activity of macrophages and lymphocytes.
It contains steroidal saponins such as momordica charantia, insulin-like peptides and alkaloids, which impart the hypoglycemic activity of Momordica charantia. Momordica charantia stimulates the release of insulin and hinders the formation of glucose in the blood stream. This function may play a huge role in the treatment of diabetes, especially non-insulin-dependent diabetes.
The hypoglycemic function is attributed to two substances:
(1) Momordica charantia-a crystalline substance obtained from the ethanol extract of the bitter melon fruit. Momordica charantia reduced the blood glucose of the total number of experimental rabbits by 42% at a controlled dose of 50 mg/kg.
(2) P-insulin (or v-insulin, because it is plant insulin). Its structure is a macromolecular peptide configuration, and pharmacologically it is similar to bovine insulin. P-insulin consists of two polypeptide chains connected by disulfide bonds. Subcutaneous and intramuscular administration of P-insulin to diabetic patients has a hypoglycemic effect. The peak of its action is different from that of bovine insulin after 2 hours, and appears after 4-8 hours.