Bitter Gourd is a tropical vegetable; which derives its name from its extremely bitter taste, in fact is among the most bitter of all vegetables. It is a popular vegetable in Asian countries, where its health benefits are well-known, particularly, and its ability to lower blood glucose in diabetics.
Bitter gourd has proven to have benefit in treating respiratory disorders such as asthma, bronchitis, pharygitis, and rhinitis. The juice of the bitter gourd is beneficial in treating piles & constipation. Traditional medicine recommends drinking bitter gourd juice on an empty stomach in the morning to lower the blood sugar level.