Anti-cancer, Anti-tumor, Anti-inflammatory
Code BOS215 -- Price: $19.50
120 Capsules x 500 mg.
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Summarized Description: Bitter Melon is a cucurbit, originally from India, which has migrated to warm climates around the world over the past 600 years. Here in the Western Amazonia, it is widely used as both a food and a medicine, much like graviola. The fruit itself, when used as a food, is cooked, since all parts of the plant taste very bitter. The most common medicinal applications in the Amazon, the source of our bitter melon, is as an anti-flatulent, an antiviral for hepatitis, colds, flu, and measles; an anti-parasitic (much like Paico, but for parasitic conditions less critical than are used for Oje; and for the promotion of menstruation and use in diabetes.
Uses & ProtocolsBitter Melon is normally taken either via capsules or by infusion. Because of its strong organoleptics, we have decided to make it only available in the 120 capsule format. Initial Dosage: One capsule, 2x a day, unless otherwise directed by your naturopathic physician.
Warnings & ContraindicationsDo not use Bitter Melon if you are pregnant, diabetic, or currently using blood thinner medication -- (the reason being this herb exerts its own mild blood thinning property.)
Shelf-LifeFive years or more.
Properties & ActionsFurther information for practitioners: Leslie Taylor, N.D., lists the following "herbal properties and actions" for bitter melon. Additional information is provided on her Raintree Forest website. You can also purchase Leslie Taylor's excellent reference book, The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs: A Guide to Understanding and Using Herbal Medicinals at Amazon.
Also see the Wikipedia article with references on bitter melon.
Recent Studies on Bitter Melon
Sourced from PubMed
Disclaimer: The following citations provide findings on the properties of Bitter Melon and offer insights into prospective areas of future research. These findings should not be inferred to provide the basis of medicinal claims, nor should they be relied upon by the public, as such. Readers who want full access to the PubMed database are encouraged to register with NCBI.
As of Jan. 2017, there were 812 citations on PubMed referencing Bitter Melon, of which 107 deal with cancer. Below are list a few of the more notable: