Bitter melon tea efficacy side effects 

Bitter melon tea efficacy side effects

We often use the word that what is written in the mouth is good for the body. In particular, this expression is used when eating arrowroot juice or herbal medicine. Some of the vegetables we eat have this bitter taste. It’s Bitter melon. Bitter melon is native to tropical Asia, but it is recognized in Korea for its efficacy. For more information on Yeoju, see below.


What is Bitter melon (여주)?

Litchi looks like zucchini or cucumber. Both ends are sharp and the surface is dull. There are many warts like mantis and can be found often in Southeast Asian markets. There are many seeds in Bitter melon. The more ripe the fruit is, the stronger the bitter taste, so you can only consume less ripe fruit. When it’s cooked, it turns yellow, so it’s said that the bitter taste is less when consumed in green.

Production period of Bitter melon

In tropical Asia such as Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar, bitter gourd is enjoyed. It is said to be harvested about two months after the seeds are planted. Bitter melon is said to be distributed immediately after harvesting the fruits 8-10 days after the flowers bloom. Recently, it is also cultivated in Korea. It is cultivated in the south and is said to be sown in June and harvesting is possible around the end of August.

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How to grow Bitter melon

Bitter melon is planted by creeping or manned cultivation after seed germination at a high temperature of 25 to 30 degrees Celsius. The weekly distance is about 2~2.5m for crawling and 2.5~3m for manned cultivation. In the case of manned cultivation, posts are built and nets are installed by crossing the posts like cucumber cultivation.

It grows well in hot and humid climates and grows well in temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius. It needs a lot of sunshine and grows well in deep, fertile soil. Water management is easy and requires a lot of moisture. If well-drained soil is good and there is no moisture, watering is required.

One thing to note when harvesting is that 2-3 days after harvesting, the ends of the fruits will ripen and the marketability may decrease. The number of days it takes to harvest depends on the temperature, and higher temperatures can result in faster harvesting.

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Nutritional composition of Bitter melon

Litchi contains inorganic salts such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, and sodium, and various vitamins such as vitamins C, B1, B2, B3, B5, and A. It also contains carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and dietary fiber, which are the main nutrients.

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Efficacy of Bitter melon Tea

Litchi contains an ingredient called vegetable insulin. It is an ingredient called carotene. This ingredient is said to be effective in treating and preventing diabetes. Bitter melon tea refers to tea brewed using dried gourd. It is known that female tea lowers blood sugar and helps secrete insulin.

It is also said to be good for beauty because it has high content of vitamins and minerals such as potassium and iron that are good for the skin. It is also said to be good for preventing adult diseases and for nourishment because of its antioxidant effect.

You can also use it without taking Bitter melon. It is said to be helpful for insect bites, burns and wounds using juice. In addition, the extract is used in the treatment of stomach pain, arthritis, cancer, etc., so it has many possibilities not only for food but also for medicinal use.

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Bitter melon tea side effects

As mentioned earlier, Bitter melon is high in potassium and iron. Therefore, excessive intake may cause problems due to excess potassium. Potassium can accumulate in your blood vessels, which can put a strain on your heart, so it is recommended to take it in moderation.

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How to drink Bitter melon tea

Bitter melon tea refers to dipping dried Bitter melon in hot water. These days, it is also produced as a tea bag product. It is recommended to drink after putting dried gourd in a cup and pouring hot water in it for about 5 minutes.

Today, we learned about Bitter melon in various ways. These days, there are many cases of eating Bitter melon as a side dish. If my post was helpful, I hope you press empathy.