The Latent Power of Bitter Melon on Diabetes Mellitus: A Case Study and Literature Review

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Kamal W. AlGhalayini


Momordica charantia, Bitter melon, Diabetes mellitus, Ischemic heart disease


Momordica charantia (known as bitter melon) is a tropical and subtropical vine of cucurbitaceae plant group native to Africa. It is being widely used and advertised for its hypoglycemic effects. However, to date, no large clinical trial has been published on the efficacy of any type of such preparation. The main objective of this case report is to increase the awareness of the latent power of this commonly used herb.

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