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Bitter melon research shows that it really has anti-diabetic properties!

Bitter melon is an herb that has been used for thousands of years in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. This information is combined with research into the origins of bitter gourd that has been researched a lot in the past. Bitter melon's native range is in tropical Asia and northern tropical Africa. This may include tropical regions in South America or Latin America. Because at present bitter melon can be cultivated or seen in tropical countries such as countries in South America such as Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, etc., East Africa such as Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, etc. and Asia such as Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, etc. Bitter melon can be eaten. Or it can be prepared as food, such as young leaves, young shoots, and young fruits, steamed or blanched until cooked. Eat it as a vegetable dip in fermented fish chili paste, mackerel chili paste, red eye chili paste, and can also be used as an ingredient in curry. And when roasted, bitter melon has a more bitter taste than Chinese bitter melon, so it is popular among adults and the elderly.

Bitter melon contains many substances that fight diabetes. And there are many mechanisms of action against diabetes, including enhancing insulin secretion from the pancreas. Reduce sugar production from the liver Enhance sugar metabolism increased sensitivity to insulin Increases glucose tolerance (glucose tolerance). It also inhibits glucose secretion in the small intestine. and inhibits the glucosidase enzyme.

Currently, there are many research studies, both in experimental animals and in diabetic patients, confirming that the substance charantin (Charantin) found in bitter gourd. Can actually reduce blood sugar levels! and the use of bitter melon at a dose of 2,000 milligrams per day Consecutively for 6 months, according to follow-up there were no severe side effects. and no liver toxicity was found. This makes it possible to ensure that the use of bitter gourd Whether used as food or medicine to prevent or treat diabetes, it is safe. Juice extracted from bitter gourd fruit Shows anti-diabetic effects in rabbits and rats. There are also reports that bitter melon can delay kidney dysfunction. cataract formation Nerve degeneration resulting from prolonged exposure to high blood sugar levels or unable to control blood sugar levels to normal

Dr. Kwanchai Wisitthanon, Assistant Director-General of the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine. He added that Diabetic patients generally have consistently high blood sugar levels.
The cause is from Insulin deficiency or impaired insulin hormone function.
The main noticeable symptoms of diabetes are frequent urination, especially at night, frequent hunger, and frequent thirst. There is numbness in the hands and feet. If there are wounds, they tend to heal slowly, a complication of diabetes. Resulting in degeneration of the retina, pressure sores, and easy infection. Especially fungal and bacterial infections. which is an important cause of causing disability as a result

Using bitter melon to lower blood sugar Focus on eating it as food or squeezing it to make fruit and vegetable juices to get fiber, minerals, and other vitamins that are beneficial to the body. For diabetic patients You should limit your consumption of foods high in sugar and exercise appropriately.

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June 07, 2022