By Deborah Mitchell for eMaxHealth.com
The challenge of managing type 2 diabetes has prompted some people to explore alternative treatment options, and one of them, despite its name, may be a sweet one. Bitter melon is a popular natural remedy for type 2 diabetes among traditional medicine practitioners, and the subject of various research endeavors that present varying results.
Could bitter melon help you?
Bitter melon (Momordica charantia), also known as bitter gourd, is alternately referred to as a vegetable and as the fruit of the Momordica charantia plant. In either case, bitter melon grows in tropical and subtropical regions and lives up to its name because of its extremely bitter taste.
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