Bitter gourd is valued for its health benefits despite for its bitter taste. Karela is a traditional fruit considered to help to manage diabetes and fight cholesterol. Karela helps in cleansing toxins from the body and may act as a purgative, appetizer and help regulate carbohydrate metabolism.
It also helps in cleansing the liver naturally. Bitter gourd has a certain insulin-like protein called polypeptide P that mimics the action of insulin and lowers blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
Fight acne: Consuming karela can help you get rid of acne, blemishes and skin infections and gives you a healthy and glowing skin. It is said to have diuretic properties. May help maintain cholesterol within normal range.
Make a paste of Karela powder mixing with coconut oil or water and apply on the scalp to help get rid of dandruff due to its antiviral and antibacterial properties.
If your goal is to manage diabetes, fight cholesterol, cleanse your liver or if you want a stronger immune system. Consuming herbal tea made of bitter gourd is the best option.