Vitarite KARELOBETIC Veg.Caps. 60's
Karela (Bitter Melon) grows in tropical areas, including parts of Amazon, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean and is cultivated throughout South America as a food and medicine. The fruit appears as a warty gourd, usually oblong and resembling as a sweet cucumber. In the Amazon the local people and indigenous tribes grow Karela (Bitter Melon) in gardens for food and medicine.
In Brazilian herbal medicine, Karela (Bitter Melon) is used for tumours, rheumatism, malaria, colic, fevers, and worms and as an aphrodisiac. It is also employed topically for skin problems, vaginitis, haemorrhoids, scary itchy rashes, eczema and leprosy. In Mexico the entire plant is used for diabetes and dysentery, the root is a reputed aphrodisiac. In Peruvian history medicine, the leaf or aerial parts of the plant are used to treat malaria, and all types of inflammation. In Nicaragua the leaf commonly used for stomach pain, diabetes, fevers, colds, coughs, headaches, skin complaints, menstrual disorders, aches and pains, infections and as an aid in childbirth.
Many in vivo clinical studies have demonstrated the relatively low toxicity of all parts of the Karela (Bitter Melon) plant when ingested orally. Karela (Bitter Melon) contains an array of novel and biologically active phytochemicals including triterpenes, proteins and steroids. In the numerous studies, at three different groups of constituents found in all parts of bitter melon clinically demonstrated hypoglycaemic properties (blood sugar lowering) other actions of potential benefit against diabetes mellitus. The hypoglycaemic chemicals include a mixture of steroidal saponins known as charantins, insulin-like peptides and alkaloids. The hypoglycaemic affect more pronounced in the fruit of Karela (Bitter Melon) where these chemicals are greater abundance.
To date close to one hundred in vivo studies have demonstrated the blood glucose lowering effect of this Fruit - Karela. The fruit has also shown the ability to enhance cells uptake of glucose, to promote insulin release and potentiate the effect of insulin. In other in vivo studies, Karela has shown to reduce total cholesterol level and triglycerides in presence and absence of dietary cholesterol. In one study cholesterol and triglyceride level in diabetic rats were returned to normal after 10 weeks of treatment.
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