Momordica - a plant of the gourd family, used in official and folk medicine.

Mode of action and properties momordika

Momordica also called bitter Chinese pumpkin, balsam pear, yellow or mad cucumber, pomegranate Indian.

Fruits of plants characterized by high nutritional value. Watery, crunchy flesh of the fruit is similar in taste to pepper or cucumber, it contains iron, vitamin C. The leaves momordika much phosphorus, carbohydrates and protein.

It is also known that fruit plants are momordica harantin which lowers the sugar that increases the amount of beta cells in the pancreas gland and stabilizes insulin.

There are also such properties momordika: antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antiemetic, astringent and soothing properties.

The official medicine the plant is recognized and used in the manufacture of drugs that stabilize the function of the pancreas.

Product form

The pharmaceutical industry produces a solution with a mild salty taste, contains a plant extract. The solution is taken orally, subcutaneously, intramuscularly, intravenously.

In folk medicine, fruits and seeds are used momordica plant for making tinctures, decoctions.


Medicinal properties momordika used to treat pancreatitis acute, chronic, dispankreatizma.

Instructions for use momordika

 Momordica compositum
 For the treatment of momordica solution used for 3-5ned. Permitted dosage for an adult - 2, 2 ml (one vial of solution). Take solution adults 1-3 p / wk. Kids after 6L. You can give a whole ampule, children up to 6 liters. - 0, 5 vials, children under 2 years are 0, 25 vials. Methods of application are determined by the doctor.

The fruits and seeds momordika in recipes of traditional medicine is used as follows:

  • fruit liqueur. Momordika fruits must be cut finely, put in a glass container, pour 0, 5 liters of vodka, cover and let stand 2ned. in a cool, dark place. After cooking momordika tincture drink on an empty stomach 30 minutes before meals for 1st spoon tea three p / day for three days. It is believed that this infusion is effective for colds, fever, runny nose, cough, rheumatism, psoriasis, and is used for general strengthening of the body, but the official medicine plants, these properties have not been confirmed.
  • A decoction of the seeds. To make it momordika seeds (15-20gr) pour boiling water (250ml), cook 10 minutes. After one hour and insist strain. Broth take on 3-4r 50ml / day of fever as a diuretic or hemorrhoids.

Momordika leaves in recipes of traditional medicine is not used. It is believed that they are too toxic and can be harmful.

side effects

Momordica treatment can cause excessive salivation, allergic reactions.

Momordika seeds can cause poisoning, anemia in children.

Contraindications momordika

Do not take Momordica pregnant women and those who breastfeed.

Chinese traditional medicine recommends not to use the plant momordica in diseases of the adrenal glands, stomach (can cause heartburn, aggravation of ulcers), constipation.

Also contraindicated Momordica treatment for diseases of the thyroid gland.