Momordica charantia L.

Momordica charantia L. Momordica charantia L. Momordica charantia L.


  Annual or perennial, monoeccious, stem herbaceous 4-5 angled;tendrils simple. Leaves long-petiolate; lamina 4-10 * 5-10 cm ,deeply palmately 5-7(9)-lobed,deeply cordate at base; petiole 3.5-7.5 cm long. Flowers pale to orange-yellow. Fruit pendent, 10-25 *5 cm conic or sub oblong, ripening orange, splittting into three irregular valves. Seeds brown or white, seeds enclosed in red pulp; seeds 8-10 mm long, oblong.

Ayurvedic usage

Treatment for

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Fevers
  • Burning sensation
  • Skin diseases
  • Wounds
  • Pains
  • Worm diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Coughs
  • Asthma
  • Vagonal prolapse

Parts used in Treatment

  • Fruits
  • Leaves
  • Roots

Related Meducinal Properties

  • Improves vision
  • Cleanses the blood


Scientific Name Momordic charantia L.
English Name Bitter gourd
Local Name Karawila / Batu Karawila
Conservation Status LC (NCS)-2012
Status Native
Edible parts Fruit

Momordica charantia L. Momordica charantia L. Momordica charantia L.

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