Entry from US English dictionary
Indian name for bitter melon.
- The herb karela (bitter melon) acts like insulin.
- Bitter cucumber (Momordica charantia,) also known as bitter gourd, karela or balsam pear, may be effective as insulin in some cases.
- Momordica charantia, also known as bitter melon, balsam pear, or karela, has been referred to as both a vegetable and a fruit, and is widely cultivated in Asia, Africa, and South America.
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