The plants Aegle marmelos, Cynodon dactylon, Lantana camara, Momordica
charantia, Phyllanthus amarus and fucoidan extracted from Sargassum wightii showed antiviral activity against WSSV and immunostimulated Penaeus monodon (Balasubramanian et al., 2007; Immanuel et al., 2012).
So, further studies pertaining to this could be done in future to assess the effect of Momordica
on progression of cardiac hypertrophy.
Evaluation of hepatoprotective activity of saponin of Momordica
Protective effect of Momordica
cochinchinensis (L.) spreng aril extract on essential testicular markers in rats induced with valproic acid.
Similar results were found from fruit pulp and leaf extracts of Momordica
balsamina against NDV (Chollom et al., 2012).
This new approach to blood sugar support formulated by internationally renowned clinical herbalist, educator and author David Winston RH(AHG) contains: hydroalcoholic extracts of bitter melon fruit (Momordica
charantia), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), fenugreek seed (Trigonella foenum-graecum), olive leaf (Olea europaea), artichoke leaf (Cynara scolymus), holy basil herb (Ocimum tenuiflorum), and lycium fruit (Lycium barbarum).
(2012), after studying different methods in bitter melon (Momordica
charantia L.), recommend the use of concentrated sulfuric acid for 3 min to increase the germination percentage of this species.
The Department of Agriculture introduced Gac fruit, scientifically identified as Momordica
cochinchinensis to Sri Lanka, that can be successfully cultivated during both dry and wet weather seasons.
Examples of improved blood sugar control have been shown with the co-administration of Momordica
charantia (bitter melon) with chlopropramide, with suggestions of a dose reduction for the latter.
Bitter gourd (Momordica
charantia L.) is one of the important cucurbitaceous vegetables grown in India.
Efficacy of vapor heat treatment for bitter momordica
fruit infested with melon fly, Dacus Cucurbitae (Coquillett) (Diptera: Tephritidae).
Previous studies on some common vegetables consumed in Swaziland determined and reported the levels of vitamin A, iron, calcium, zinc and manganese in raw Corchorius olitorus [Malvaceae] (ligusha), Momordica
involucrata [Cucurbitaceae] (inkhakha), Amaranthus spinosus [Amaranthaceae] (imbuya), Bidens pilosa [Asteraceae] (chuchuza) and Solanum nigrum [Solanaceae] (umsobo) [2, 4].