Other Common Names
|Botanical Name||: Momordica charantia L.|
|English Name||: Bitter melon or Bitter gourd powder|
|Tamil Name||: Pagarkai Podi – பாகற்காய் பொடி|
|Hindi Name||: करेले|
|Malayalam Name||: പാക്കാർകായ് പൊടി / pākkārkāy peāṭi|
|Telugu Name||: పకర్కై పౌడర్ / Pakarkai pauḍar|
The Bitter gourd is one of the vegetables that contain effective medicinal properties that help to treat various disorders. This plant grows up to 5 m tall, and it contains simple and alternative leaves that are 4-12 cm across. It bears yellow female and male flowers. The bitter ground has a light or dark green color based on the place that grows. It has a bitter taste and contains effective vitamins and antioxidants. It provides effective treatment for various diseases.
Bitter gourds are great green vegetable having low calorie, loaded with the vitamins like B1, B2, B3, B9, B6, B5, C, E, K, minerals like magnesium, zinc, selenium, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, beta-carotene and a good amount of insoluble dietary fibers.
Health Benefits of Pagarkai (Bitter Gourd)
- Bitter gourd helps in treating diabetes mellitus because it has a hypoglycemic compound means plant insulin which reduces the blood and urine sugar level.
- It helps in enhancing glucose tolerance without any marked increase in the blood insulin level.
- Bitter gourd helps in defending from diabetic complications by lowering the harmful effects of free radicals.
- Taking bitter gourd powder (dried in shadow) with honey or water helps in curing diabetes.
- Taking 3 tsp of the bitter gourd leaves powder by mixing with a glass of buttermilk in the early morning with an empty stomach helps in treating the pile’s problem.
- Bitter gourd improves skin health if karela decoction is taken with lemon juice on empty stomach. It fights against diseases and helps to boost your immune system.
- The bitter gourd is used to treat two types of diabetes.
- It contains fiber properties that help to cure digestion and constipation problems.
- The Pagarkai is used to maintain your liver and bladder healthy and cures kidney stones.
- Bitter gourd is an effective remedy for heart diseases and decreases cholesterol levels. It reduces the chances of a heart attack.
- It has antioxidants properties that help to enhances your metabolism and digestion system.
- By taking bitter gourd regularly, keeps your skin glow.
- It helps to prevent wrinkles and maintains anti-aging.
How to Consume Pagarkai (Bitter Gourd) Internally
Morning – Take five gms of bitter gourd powder with 100 ml of water and boil them for some minutes. After the water getting warm, filter them, and drink before food. Repeat the same for the Evening after dinner.
How to Consume Pagarkai (Bitter Gourd) Externally
- Take a mixture of bitter gourd juice and yogurt, apply that to your hair. Wash them after some minutes that provide natural shine to your hair.
- Dandruff is one of the common problems that is caused by pollution and unhealthy food. To reduce dandruff, you should make a hair pack with bitter gourd juice and cumin seeds. By taking this regularly for one month, you can get relief from dandruff.
- To cure hair split ends, you can apply the juice of bitter gourd on the split ends using combs. By doing this twice a week, you can get good results.
- Take a mixture of bitter gourd juice and sugar and apply this to your hair. It reduces hair loss.
By applying the mixture of bitter gourd juice and apple cider vinegar, you can remove the excess oil from your hair.
There are no side effects in using this product, and you can consider the medical advice for the usage of this product during pregnancy.
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methods
All herbs are 100% naturally harvested, dried, and processed without the chemical interactions that assure the natural herbal products.
I purchase this powder to normalize the blood sugar level of my mother. Consuming this one is beneficial!!! She loves it.
Comes in a good package.
Bitteryyyy… Yet liked this one for its benefit… Give relief from my constipation issues….
Pure and natural product with the best quality, and packing is too good.
I purchase this powder for my grandmother because it helps to normalize blood sugar level.