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Cundeamor: what is it for and how to use it

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Cundeamor, also called bitter melon, is a medicinal plant widely used in the treatment of problems related to diabetes and skin conditions, since it has hypoglycemic, healing, and antimicrobial action, and can be used as a complement to the treatment indicated by the doctor.

The scientific name of this plant is  Momordica charantia,  and its fruit has a characteristic bitter taste, which intensifies as it matures.

The condemnor can be consumed as juice or used in the preparation of recipes. In addition, the leaves can be used to prepare teas and compresses, for example.

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What is cundeamor for

Among the properties of cundeamor is healing, antirheumatic, hypoglycemic, antibiotic, antiviral, antidiabetic, astringent, depurative, insecticidal, laxative, and purgative action. Therefore, this plant can be used for the following purposes:

Regulate blood sugar levels, thus helping to treat diabetes;

Help in the treatment of skin problems, skin lesions, and eczema;

Relieve insect bites;

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Contribute to the treatment of constipation.

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Cundeamor also has antiparasitic and antimicrobial activity; In addition, it is effective in the purification process of the body, helping to eliminate toxins and waste.

How to use it

Bitter melon is a fruit, so it can be consumed in the form of juice, pulp, or concentrate to enjoy its benefits.

Likewise, the leaves of this plant can also be used to prepare teas or compress to apply to the skin.

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In general, the tea is prepared with some dried slices of cundeamor or with its dried leaves, steeping in boiling water for 10 minutes.

However, it is important to consult your doctor to indicate the ideal form and quantity for consumption.

Side effects and contraindications

Cundeamor is not recommended in pregnant or lactating women, people who have chronic diarrhea, or who have hypoglycemia, as the consumption of this fruit can cause abortion, aggravate diarrhea, or greatly decrease the amount of glucose in the blood.

In addition, excessive consumption of this fruit is associated with an upset stomach, abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.

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Therefore, the daily amount of bitter melon must be recommended by the doctor to avoid complications and side effects.

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