Health Benefits of Bitter Gourd (Karela) Juice

Health Benefits of Bitter Gourd (Karela) Juice

Did you know that bitter gourd or karela is not really a vegetable but a fruit? The part of the plant that is used for consumption and for various medicinal purposes is the fruit of the bitter squash. While we’ve been so busy condemning its bitter taste, we’ve not only overlooked this fact but also the wide range of benefits that drinking bitter gourd juice offers.

Bitter gourd has multiple health benefits. It is mostly consumed for triggering the blood sugar level. Diabetes is a common ailment that affects many people today. Regular intake of bitter gourd juice helps prevent the rise of blood sugar levels. It also helps cure insulin resistance without taking any external medication.

Bitter gourd treats blood disorders:

Bitter gourd juice is highly beneficial for treating blood disorders like blood boils and itching due to toxemia. Mix 2 ounces of fresh bitter gourd juice with some lime juice. Sip it slowly on an empty stomach daily for four to six months and see improvement in your condition.

Regular Drinking can Help in Weight Loss:

Everybody is searching for easier ways to lose weight these days. With bitter gourd juice this seems to be an easy task. Drinking the juice in the morning on an empty stomach has been found to curb the appetite.

Regularly drinking this juice has been found to increment weight loss. It aids in rapid metabolism of carbohydrates which in turn leads to fast weight loss. It helps in detoxifying the body that means that your body is rid of all unwanted things in a natural way.


Regular consumption of bitter melon juice is best for the triggering condition of an HIV patient.

Lowers bad cholesterol levels:

“Bitter gourd juice is anti-inflammatory and also helps in lowering the bad cholesterol levels in the body. Thereby, it significantly reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.” It also maintains the blood pressure of the body as it is rich in potassium, which absorbs excessive sodium in the body. It is rich in iron and folic acid which are known to decrease the risk of stroke and keep your heart healthy.

Health Benefits of Karela Juice on Digestive System:

Karela contains anthelmintic or antihelminthic compounds. The properties that found in Karela are used to cure gastrointestinal diseases and the Karela juice kills parasitic-worms that grow inside our body.  It cures stomach problems because the properties in Karela kill toxic substances in the stomach, which kills good bacteria, hence by eradicating toxic substances it protects good bacteria in our body.

Anti-cancer Properties:

Karela juice has been found to be helpful in reducing and destroying cells causing leukemia. It stops their proliferation hence enhancing your chances of recovery, cutting off the food supply to cancer cells, retarding their growth.

Boosts energy:

Energy is always needed whenever you are doing any physical work. Even if you sit in front of computer and work throughout the day, you will feel very lethargic and shy. If you consume bitter gourd juice on a regular basis, you can easily get a boost up over your energy level and even help in increasing stamina.

Rich in Vitamins:

Bitter melon is rich in vitamin C, and B. In 100gm of raw pod vitamin C constitutes 84mg which is 140%, which is essential for balanced daily diet. It is also a good source of vitamin B like niacin or vitamin B3, vitamin B5 and B6.