maintains normal glucose levels and lipid profiles and prevents oxidative stress in diabetic rats subjected to chronic sucrose load.
The fruits of Mangifera indica, Cocos nucifera, Ananas comosus, Carica papaya, Terminalia belerica, Terminalia chebula, Dillenia indica, Phyllanthus emblica, Tamarindus indica, Swertia chirata, Punica granatum, Artocarpus heterophyllus, Musa paradisiaca, Psidium guajava, Syzygium cumini, Averrhoa carambola, Zizyphus mauritiana, Aegle marmelos, Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus grandis, Citrus macroptera, and Manilkara achras were consumed directly when in season, while the fruits of Momordica charantia
and Moringa oleifera were cooked and eaten.
(family Cucurbitaceae, commonly known as ku gua, bitter melon, karela or bitter gourd) was purchased from a local market in N.
The leaves of Momordica charantia
were taken as pills both to alleviate pain and infections due to chicken pox, as well taken as preventive measure for not contracting chicken pox.
The plants that were cultivated for commercial purposes as well as used as medicinal plants included Mangifera indica, Annona squamosa, Cocos nucifera, Terminalia chebula, Lagenaria vulgaris, Momordica charantia
, Dillenia indica, Cajanus cajan, Tamarindus indica, Cinnamomum tamala, Punica granatum, Moringa oleifera, Psidium guajava, Syzygium cumini, Syzygium samarangense, Averrhoa bilimbi, Averrhoa carambola, Piper betle, Zizyphus mauritiana, Aegle marmelos, Citrus aurantifolia, and Curcuma longa.
Inhibition of P-glycoprotein activity and reversal of cancer multidrug resistance by Momordica charantia
Oken, Kalanchoe daigremontiana Ha-met & Perrier, Momordica charantia
pubescens), Ardisia elliptica, Goniothalamus malayanus, Momordica charantia
and Piper aduncum showed significant inhibitory effects of more than 60%.
[beta]-momorcharin and three Seeds/petroleum ether sterols.
However, the fruits of Momordica charantia
and Momordica cochinchinensis were cooked and eaten as vegetable and the rhizomes of Curcuma longa and Zingiber officinale were used as spices.
The anti-diabetic and hypoglycemic effects of Momordica charantia
(used by the Kavirajes for treatment of diabetes) have also been reviewed (Leung et al.
Voigt (Family: Cucurbitaceae, local name: telakucha), Momordica charantia