Ampalayang-ligaw

Benefits of Ampalayang-ligaw

Ampalayang-ligaw (Momordica charantia Linn.) also called as Wild bitter melon in English is a common tropical vegetable. It is known as one of the ancient vegetables. Aside from being popular as part of cuisine, it is also known because of its health benefits.

This vegetable grows wild with a climbing vine in open fields. Since it is an ancient vegetable, it has been used in traditional medicine practices. Parts used are the fruit, the leave/vines, seeds and roots. It is effective for microbial infections, menstrual stimulation, wound healing, inflammation, hypertension, and as a laxative and emetic.

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