Bitter Melon
bitter-melon
WARNING
When using bitter melon (in all forms processing), not used legendary ginseng or ginseng products are legendary. Don't take bitter melon while you're pregnant. It can also interact negatively with certain medications, specifically insulin and other diabetes drugs used to lower blood sugar levels. Bitter melon seeds can be poisonous to children

Nutrition & healthy recipes  
 
1. Medicinal Properties
According to oriental medicine, bitter melon has cooling property, bitter. For external use, bitter melon paste has been acknowledged to heal skin eruptions, chapped skin, burns, hemorrhoids and psoriasis

In the form of sharp, fresh bitter melon can treat coughs, acne (oral and topical) and heat rash (oral and topical, when dry bath): 200g of fresh bitter melon slice, sharp 3 times with water, each time taking a bowl and boiling 5 minutes, then divided into 3-4 doses (or even drink, topical) during the day. Half the dose used in children

Fresh bitter melon juice can treat diabetes type 2 incidence (when not using medicines), in partnership with the format diabetes type 2 treatment sulfamid to enhance the effect, reducing the dose and reduce side effects of drugs

In addition, bitter melon fruit fresh decoction also helps prevent heart disease, neurological, cancer, aging, reduces the harmful effects of radiation to the patient: Fresh bitter melon fruit washed, drained, chopped (removed seed), add minced blender and then put into clean cloth bags (sterilized by boiling for 15 minutes boiling), squeezed water, boil for 15 minutes (water 1). Residue add water (1kg fresh fruit initially, then 500ml of water) to boil, simmer for 15 minutes, then remove to cool, clear water (water 2).
  For more water residue (1kg fresh fruit originally is for 300ml water) to boil, simmer for 15 minutes, then remove to cool, clear water (water 3).The trio included the country 1, country 2, 3 boiling water for 15 minutes.

Divided doses: If initially there is 1kg fresh squeezed divided into 10 doses, one dose per day orally immediately after meals. Store the remainder in the refrigerator until use. After drinking bitter melon, rinse mouth with water or sweet grass or aspartame (buy at pharmacies) or 1 tsp honey (5mg) (if not diabetic, then rinse your mouth with a spoon well diameter is)

According to modern medicine, bitter melon can kill bacteria and viruses, against cancer cells, provides invaluable support for cancer patients are treated with radiation. In addition, bitter melon has the following pharmacological effects:
• Anti-free radicals - the cause of aging and occurrence of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, nerve damage, urinary tract infection, diabetes...
• Preventing the absorption of glucose into cells, iinhibitory activity of the enzyme glucose synthesis • Having the same biological effects of insulin. Several studies is looking at bitter melon as a hypoglycemic agent in diabetes type 2
2. Use in food
bitter-melon   Bitter melon not only has medicinal properties, it is also a healthy food that can add variety to your meals. Bitter melon is eaten regularly throughout the world
›› Recipe
Stir-fry-bitter-melon-with-egg
Stir – fry bitter melon with egg
›› Recipe
stuffed-bitter-melon-with-pork-and-mushroom
Stuffed bitter melon with pork & mushroom
1. Ingredients
• Slices bitter melon about 8 inches length
• 2 eggs
• 2 tbsp peanut oil
• 1 - 2 tbsp light soy sauce
• 2 pinches white pepper

2. Direction
• Cut the bitter melon in half lengthwise, removes the seeds and slices each half crosswise in thin pieces. Beat the eggs in a bowl with 1 to 2 tsp of light soy sauce and a dash of ground white pepper
• Heat a wok until its surface begins to smoke. Swirl in the oil or lard and let heat 10 to 15 seconds. Add the bitter melon and sauté in the oil for about 1 minute. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp of light soy sauce and continue to sauté for another 1 to 2 minutes or until the melon starts to soften. Spread the melon pieces thinly over the wok surface. Pour the beaten eggs evenly over the melon pieces. Let eggs set about half a minute, then flip the mixture over to cook the other side. Cook until eggs are set and lightly browned
1. Ingredients
• 2 medium to large bitter melons (trimmed end, cut into 2 round pieces, take out seeds)
• 1/2 ground pork
• 2 mushrooms (soaked, chopped)
• 1/2 carrot (chopped)
• 1/2 regular tofu
• 3 slices ginger (minced)
• 3 cloves garlic (minced)
• 1/2 medium onion (chopped)
• 1 tbsp soy sauce
• 1 tbsp rice wine
• Few drips of sesame oil
• 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
• 1 tbsp cornstarch

2. Direction
• Marinate the ground pork with soy sauce, wine, cornstarch, salt and pepper for up to 30 minutes
• Combine tofu with ground pork, mashed to mix. Add in other ingredients such as minced ginger, garlic, onion and carrot. Mix well
• Stuff mixed pork into bitter melon pieces, place it on a platter. Repeat with others
• Steam on medium high heat for around 20-30 minutes


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