Bitter Melon Extract
Latin name: Momordica Charantia Linn.
Chinese name: Ku Gua
Part used: Fruit
Active ingredient: Charantin, Saponins
KINGHERBS’ Specifications: Charantin 0.three% ,1%, 15%
Molecular Formula: C42H62O16
Molecular Weight: 822.ninety two
Extract Method: Grain alcohol / Water
Physical state and appearance: Powdered solid
Colour:Light Brown Yellow
The plant Momordica charantia belongs to the family cucuritaceae and is
commonly known as bitter melon. Bitter melon grows in tropical and
subtropic areas, including parts of East Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and
South America, where it is used as a food as well as a medicine. It
produces beautiful flowers and prickly fruit .The fruit of this plant lives up to
its nameit tastes bitter. Although the seeds, leaves, and vines of bitter
melon have all been used, the fruit is the safest and most prevalent part of
the plant used medicinally. The juice of the leaves and fruit or seeds is
used as an anthelmintic. In Brazil, the dose for anthelmintic use is two or
three seeds. The immature fruit of M.charantia tastes bitter due to the
cucurbitacius. Cucurbitacius is comprised of a group of triterpenes
including momordicosides, AE, K, L, and momardicius I, II and III. The roots and fruit are used as an abortifacient.
(one) It has been used to combat cancer, asthma, various skin infections
including psoriasis, GI disorders, the common cold, pain from neurological complications, and may delay the onset of cataracts or retinopathy and
inhibit the AIDS virus through destroying viral DNA. The
anticancer property is due in part to an enhancement of immune function.
Study has shown that bitter melon extracts suppressed lymphocyte
proliferation and macrophage and lymphocyte activity.
(2) It is also used to fight diabetes, and as an anti-viral to HIV.
How it fight diabetes: Bittermelon contains steroidal saponins known as
charantin, insulin like peptides and alkaloids, which gives it hypoglycemic ability. Charantin
stimulates the release of insulin and blocks the formation of glucose in the bloodstream, which may be helpful in the treatment of diabetes particularly in noninsulin dependent diabetes. The hypoglycemic effect is attributed to
two factors: (1)Charantin- a crystalline fraction obtained from an alcoholic
extract of the fruit. Charantin administered at a 50mg/kg dose reduced
hyperglycemia in rabbits by 42%. Charantin posesses pancreatic and extrapancreatic action, and has a slight antispasmodic and anticholinergic
influence. (two)Pisulin (or vinsulin, for vegetable insulin). This is a large polypeptide structurally and pharmacologically comparable to bovine insulin. The
pinsulin is composed of two polypeptide chains bound together by
disulphide bonds. Subcutaneous and intramuscular administration of
pinsulin produced hypoglysemic effects in diabetic patients, the peak effect was observed after 4-8 hours as compared to 2 hours for bovine insulin.
(three) Bitter Melon Extract helps increase production of beta cells by the pancreas, repair beta cells, and stimulate restoring function of pancreas.
(four) Supporting healthy blood sugar levels and blood pressure
(5) The fat murderer, which can ingest the fat and lower the polysaccharide
(6) Treating pyreticosis,polydipsia,high fever and pain, carbuncle,
erysipelas, malignant aphthae, diabetes, Aids and summerheat stroke.
(1). As raw materials of drugs for clearing heat and detoxifying, it is mainly
used in pharmaceutical field
(2). As active ingredients of products for lowering blood glucose and
promoting digestion and benefiting stomach, it is mainly used in health products.
High dosages can cause diarrhea. Those with hypoglycemia, diabetics on
insulin should avoid bitter melon extract.
Momordica charantia (bitter melon) is a proven hypoglycemic agent. One of the active principles responsible for this action is charantin, which is composed of a mixture of beta-sitosterol-beta-D-glucoside and 5,25 stigmadien-three-beta-ol glycoside.
|Fructus Momordicae Charantiae L
|Plant Part Used
|Fruit,one hundred% Natural
|Country of Origin
|Approx. 30 to 1
|Active Ingredient Markers
|Fine yellowish brown powder
|Odor & Taste
|ninety eight% through 80 mesh
|Soluble in ethanol & water solution
|NLT 10% Saponins
|Loss on Drying
|2g /525ºC /3hrs
|High temperature & pressure for a short time of 5~10 seconds
|Total Plate Count < 1,000 cfu/g
|Total Yeast & Mold < 100 cfu/g
|E. Coli to be absent
|Staphylococcus to be absent
|Salmonella to be absent
|Packing and Storage
|Packed in fiber drum, LDPE bag inside. Net weight: 25kgs/drum.
|Keep tightly sealed, store away from moisture, strong heat and sunlight.
|2 years if sealed and stored in the recommended conditions.