Bitter Melon

Description

Bitter melon is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family (cucumbers, pumpkins and watermelons), and is a perennial climbing elongated fruit that resembles a gourd or cucumber. Some have called it “bitter gourd” or “bitter cucumber”. In specialty Asian markets, it may be known as “karela”. Bitter Melon is primarily cultivated in the tropics, especially China, India, East African, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

 

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    buy nowGlycemic Health®

    Helps maintain already healthy blood sugar levels*

    Back by popular demand! Because every cell relies on glucose to function, maintaining already healthy blood sugar levels is essential for the health of all body systems. Glycemic Health features a unique blend of herbs such as Bitter Melon, Cinnamon and Fenugreek. Considerable research has shown these herbs help maintain healthy levels of blood sugar that are already within a normal range when used with a healthy diet.*

    Herbs: Bitter Melon, Cinnamon, Fenugreek, Ginger Root, Jambul, Turmeric

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