Health Benefits Blood disorders: Bitter gourd juice is highly beneficial for treating blood disorders like blood boils and itching due to toxemia. Mix 2 ounces of fresh bitter gourd juice with some lime juice. Sip it slowly on an empty stomach daily for between four and six months and see improvement in your condition. Cholera:In early stages of cholera, take two teaspoonfuls juice of bitter gourd leaves, mix with two teaspoonfuls white onion juice and one teaspoonful lime juice. Sip this concoction daily till you get well. Diabetesmellitus: Bitter melon contains a hypoglycemic compound
(a plant insulin) that is highly beneficial in lowering sugar levels in blood and urine. Bitter melon juice has been shown to significantly improve glucose tolerance without increasing blood insulin levels. Energy: Regular consumption of bitter gourd juice has been proven to improve energy and stamina level. Even sleeping patterns have been shown to be improved/stabilized. Eye problems: The high beta-carotene and other properties in bitter gourd makes it one of the finest vegetable-fruit that help alleviate eye problems and improving eyesight. Hangover: Bitter melon juice may be beneficial in the treatment of a hangover for its alcohol intoxication properties. It also help cleanse and repair and nourish liver problems due to alcohol consumption. Immune booster: This bitter juice can also help to build your immune system and increase your body's resistance against infection. Piles: Mix three teaspoonfuls of juice from bitter melon leaves with a glassful of buttermilk. Take this every morning on empty stomach for about a month and see an improvement to your condition. To hasten the healing, use the paste of the roots of bitter melon plant and apply over the piles. Psoriasis: Regular consumption of this bitter juice has also been known to improve psoriasis condition and other fungal infections like ring-worm and athletes feet. Respiratory disorders: Take two ounces of fresh bitter melon juice and mix with a cup of honey diluted in water. Drink daily to improve asthma, bronchitis and pharyngitis. Toxemia: Bitter gourd contains beneficial properties that cleanses the blood from toxins. Sip two teaspoonfuls of the juice daily to help cleanse the liver. Also helpful in ridding jaundice for the same reasons.
Choose unripe bitter melons that are firm, like how you would a cucumber. Avoid those that have turned orange or have soft spots. Ripe bitter melons can be excessively bitter.
Store bitter melons in the vegetable bin in the refrigerator which has the right temperature. It should keep for three to four days.
Keeping bitter melons at room temperature or with other fruits and vegetables will hasten the melon to ripen and become more bitter, due to the emission of ethylene gas. Clean your bitter melon under cold running water and brush with a soft vegetable brush. To prepare, slice the melon length-wise and scoop out the seeds. To lessen the bitter flavor, soak it in salt water for about half an hour before juicing/cooking. The smaller variety is more bitter than the bigger one. To help make bitter gourd juice more palatable, take it with honey, or add carrot or apple juice. For diabetics, drink the juice with green apple juice.
Caution Do not consume more than two ounces of bitter melon, or more than two melons a day. Excessive consumption may cause mild abdominal pain or diarrhea. Diabetics taking hypoglycemic drugs will need to alter the dosage of their drugs if they consume bitter melon on a regular basis. Please consult your doctor. Pregnant women should avoid taking too much bitter gourd or its juice as it may stimulate the uterus that may lead to preterm labor.
Skin tags are harmless growths on the skin that
can vary in number. They are usually the same color as your skin or slightly
darker. These tiny pieces of tissue are composed of blood vessels and a type of
protein fiber called collagen. They project from the surrounding skin on a thin
or thick stalk. While most skin tags are small, pinhead-sized bumps, they may
become as large as a grape Skin tags can develop on any part of
the body, but they most commonly grow on areas of high friction or areas that
are commonly rubbed, such as, neck, breasts, groin, stomach, eyelids,
underarms. Males and females are equally prone
to getting skin tags. However, people may be more likely to develop skin tags
if they are obese, are pregnant, or have diabetes Causes--Researchers don’t
know exactly what causes skin tags to grow. It is believed that friction may
lead to the development of skin tags. The growths commonly occur in areas where
skin constantly rubs against clothing or other skin, such as near yo…
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often on your fingers or hands. Rough to the touch, warts also often feature a
pattern of tiny black dots — sometimes called seeds — which are small, clotted
blood vessels. Common warts are caused by a virus and are transmitted
by touch. Children and young adults are more likely to develop common warts, as
are people who have weakened immune systems. Warts usually disappear on their
own, but many people choose to remove them because they find them bothersome or
embarrassing. Causes-- Common warts are caused by an infection with the
human papillomavirus (HPV). More than 100 types of HPV exist, but only a few
cause warts on your hands. Other types of HPV are more likely to cause warts on
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Creatinine is a chemical waste product that is produced
by muscle metabolism and to a small extent by eating meat. Healthy kidneys
filter creatinine and other waste products from the blood. The filtered waste
products leave the body through urine.Creatinine is produced from creatine.
Approximately 2% of the body’s creatine is converted to creatinine every day. If your kidneys are not
functioning properly , an increased level of creatinine may accumulate in your
blood. A serum creatinine test measures the level of creatinine in your blood
and provides an estimate of how well your kidneys filter.A creatinine urine
test can measure creatinine in your urine. Most men with
normal kidney function have approximately 0.6 to 1.2 milligrams/deciliters of
creatinine. Women usually have lower creatinine levels than men because women
on average have less muscle than men. Causes--Any condition that impairs the
function of the kidneys is likely to raise the creatinine level in the blood.
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