According to a research published at Oncology Journal* of PubMed.gov, scientists believed that the solution against cancer, one of the most feared and infamous diseases of the 21st century, depends in chemical substances found in Ampalaya or Bitter Melon that could kill cancerous cells including the destruction of reverse metabolism.
The Philippine Herbal Medicine Journal says, “Ampalaya (Bitter Melon) having scientifically named Momordica charantia, is a climbing vine and the tendrils of which grow up to 20 centimeters long. This herbal plant belongs to the family of Cucurbitaceae. It is a tropical as well as a subtropical vine. Ampalaya leaves are heart-shaped, which are 5 to 10 centimeters in diameter. The fruits of the Ampalaya vine are fleshy green with pointed ends at length. It can never be mistaken for any other variety because its ribbed and wrinkled surface had always been ampalaya’s distinct physical structure. The bitter taste of the this fruit had also been the distinguishing factor from the rest of the fruits with medicinal value, and this is due to the presence of a substance known as momorcidin.”
Eating or drinking the juice from the bitter melon can lower the risk of certain types of cancer, and it is also known to decrease and kill leukemic cancer cells. The spreading of cancer cells can also be stopped by taking its juice and increase chances of a full recovery. However, the diet must be consistent for this to become effective in the treatment of this disease. Otherwise, the juice will not work.
Ampalaya or Bitter Melon is very common in some regions of China and Japan and widely grown in the Amazon, Caribbean, and Southeast Asia such as the Philippines. Its leaves and fruits are excellent sources of Vitamin B, iron, calcium, and phosphorus. It is also rich in beta carotene. Beside from being used as cancer cure; it is also used as herbal treatment for diabetes. HIV, coughs, skin diseases, sterility in women, parasiticide, antipyretic and as purgative among others.
Cancer research laboratories and cancer institutes worldwide conducted experiments making Ampalaya’s affectivity for use as an herbal medicine for cancer. Their fruits and seeds including the leaves are considerably effective in the treatment of cancer as they contain alpha-eleostearic acid which is known as effective to induce the death of cancer cells of leukemia. The acid can also cure colon cancer and breast cancer. Its chemical substance, aside from killing cancer cells, also prevents the cancer cells from multiplying.
The Ampalaya fruit juice produced is mixed in 5% in water and proved to kill pancreatic cancer cells. It is conformed that this bitter melon juice eliminates cancer cell lines by 90%. This juice is also applied on animals that is mice and is confirmed that the tumor size is drastically decreased. This would also be applied on humans. It is sure that there no side effects. Because of Ampalaya’s healing ability for diseases, it is worth eating required for a healthy body.