Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia) is a tropical and subtropical herbaceous vine from the cucumber (Cucurbitaceae) family. The plant produces small yellow flowers and orange fibrous fruit pods, 1 to 3 inches long. Inside the fruit, a reddish gelatinous substance coats it's bright red seeds.
Both the fruit and seeds contain momordicin, a bitter, potent cathartic. The fruit also contains charantin, a strong chemical that induces hypoglycemia.
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