Diabetes : The bitter gourd is specifically used as a folk medicine for diabetes. Several researches proved that it contains a hypoglycaemic or insulin-like principle, designated as 'plant-insulin', which has been found highly beneficial in lowering the blood and urine sugar levels.
Piles : Juice of the fresh leaves of bitter gourd is valuable in piles.
Blood Disorder : Bitter gourd is highly beneficial in the treatment of blood disorders like blood boils, scabies, itching, psoriasis, ring-worm and other fungal diseases.
Respiratory Disorder : Bitter gourd plant roots are used in folk medicine for respira tory disorders from ancient times.
Alcoholism : Leaf juice is beneficial in the treatment of alcoholism.
Cholera : Fresh juice of leaves of bitter gourd is also an effective medicine in early stages of cholera and other types of diarrhoea during summer.
It produces healthy red-blood cells and even-out the amount of white-blood cells in the body.