Bitter Melon Powder

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Bitter melon fruit is much like cucumber in appearance but has a ridged, bumpy outer texture. While the fruit and leaf are prepared as vegetables in African, Asian and Caribbean cuisines, bitter melon extracts and powders are taken as dietary supplements and are also used in natural cosmetics.

quick look

information at a glance

active compoundsVitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, momordicin, charantin, cucurbitacin, momordicoside D.

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container a cool, dry cabinet or pantry.
appearance & aromaTan-to-brown in color without significant aroma.
flavor profilePungent, bitter, astringent. Blend with other herbs to enhance flavor, such as ginger.


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cosmeticBitter melon powder is an ingredient in facial mask powders.
culinaryMay be taken in warm water between meals.
safetyIn moderation, bitter melon powder is safe for most people. However, large doses or long-term use may cause nausea and diarrhea. You should avoid this herb if you take insulin or diabetes medications, Compounds in bitter melon are known to increase the concentration and toxicity of P-gp substrate drugs and inhibit the metabolism of CYP450 substrate drugs. Check with your physician before using this herb if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you have a chronic disorder or take medications.

for educational purposes only

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.