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The Healing Properties Of Momordica
The Healing Properties Of Momordica

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The healing properties of Momordica


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Momordica also has wonderful healing properties. It has a high nutritional value, far superior to the peppers and eggplants popular with gardeners. Fruits contain a lot of proteins, carbohydrates, sugars, calcium, phosphorus, vitamins (A, B, B1, C, etc.).

The vitamin E found in fruits protects the body from premature aging, while vitamin F gives vigor and strength. Momordica fruits are especially rich in folic acid, from a lack of which the bone marrow suffers, and there is also a risk of cancerous tumors. Momordica is used as a natural medicine for the treatment of hypertension, hemorrhoids, to increase immunity. This plant quickly removes excess fat from the body, speeds up metabolism and makes the figure slim.

When treating momordica, doctors advise using absolutely all the healing parts of the plant - roots, leaves, seeds, flowers and fruits. Momordica is especially widely used in Tibetan-Chinese folk medicine. Used as a pain reliever, to cure cardiovascular diseases, to lower blood sugar levels. Momordica is valuable for the body, as it helps to slow down the aging process and achieve longevity.

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Its fruits and seeds reduce blood cholesterol levels, prevent the formation of cholesterol plaques, cleanse blood vessels, reduce the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes, and have a positive effect in the treatment of head and joint pains, burns, psoriasis, furunculosis, hepatitis. Broths and tinctures of Momordica are curative for urolithiasis, sclerosis, improve brain function and strengthen immunity. But this exotic drug should be abandoned by pregnant women and nursing mothers, as well as those who have an individual intolerance to this vegetable.

Medicinal Momordica Fruit Tincture

Cut the seeds of Momordica fruit into small pieces. Fill a three-liter jar with them tightly. Pour half a liter of vodka into the jar, close the lid. Soak for two weeks in a cool, dark place. Tincture of the fruits is drunk for 3 days on an empty stomach (30 minutes before meals), 1 teaspoon 3 times a day.

It is effective for colds (cough, runny nose, fever), psoriasis, rheumatism. Used as a means to strengthen the body's immunity.

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Momordica seed decoction

About 15-20 crushed seeds are poured into an enamel bowl with 1 glass of boiling water, put the dishes on a low heat, brought to a boil and kept in a water bath for 10 minutes. Then they insist for an hour and filter. The broth is drunk at 50 mg 3-4 times a day for hemorrhoids and as a diuretic for febrile diseases.

I dry Momordica leaves for the winter, brew them and drink them like tea.

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Valery Brizhan, experienced gardener

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