After peeling, rub the gourds with quite a generous amount of sea salt. Then, place them in a bowl and fill with enough water to just cover them. Leave them to soak for 10-15 minutes. After this time, drain the water and rinse the bitter melons well.
What are the side effects of taking bitter melon?
Side effects of bitter melon include:Abdominal pain and diarrhea (with bitter melon juice, several times more than the recommended amounts)Headache, fever, and coma (with excessive ingestion of the seeds)Worsening low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Is bitter melon an antifungal?
Some of the properties for which bitter melon has been studied include: antioxidant, antidiabetic, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-HIV, anthelmintic, hypotensive, anti-obesity, immuno-modulatory, antihyperlipidemic, hepato-protective, and neuro-protective activities.