Karela, also known as bitter gourd, is a vegetable with important medicinal value. It is packed with nutrients and vitamins (vitamin A and vitamin C) which help protect the body against certain diseases.
Karela is good for the skin due to its blood purification activity which keeps the skin glowing naturally. Karela also helps improve digestion and enhances appetite. Drinking Karela juice on an empty stomach provides protection against skin diseases and prevents cell damage due to its antioxidant property. Regular consumption of Karela juice also helps manage the blood glucose levels by increasing as it enhances insulin secretion.
Karela paste or powder mixed with coconut oil or water, can be applied on the scalp to help get rid of dandruff due to its antiviral and antibacterial properties.
According to Ayurveda, Karela paste might help reduce the problem of piles mass due to its strong Ropan (healing) property.
Karela juice may lead to a sudden drop in blood glucose levels when taken in large amounts. So, it is generally advisable to avoid excessive consumption of Karela juice, especially if you are taking blood glucose lowering medication.
BENEFITS OF KARELA
- Karela for Diabetes mellitus
- Karela for Liver disease
- Karela for Indigestion
- Karela for Kidney stone
- Karela for HIV infection
RECOMMENDED DOSAGE OF KARELA
- Karela Juice - 2-3 teaspoon once a day
- Karela Churna - ¼-½ teaspoon twice a day.
- Karela Capsule - 1-2 capsule twice a day.
- Karela Tablet - 1-2 tablet twice a day.