10 Amazing Health Benefits of Ampalaya or Bitter Gourd


Ampalaya also known as Bitter Melon/Bitter Gourd is a long green vegetable that has gourd like bumps. This vegetable is well known for its bitter taste.

There are two types of ampalaya, the long oblong pale green one and the smaller oval dark green one. Both of these types have white or red seed depending on their ripeness. The darker the color of the seed, the bitter it is. Ampalaya is home to tropical countries in South America and Asia. It is popular in Asian countries for its multiple health benefits. It is widely known in Asia as a treatment for Diabetes and is now used as a traditional medicine for it. It is commercially available in markets as juices, pills teas and extract.

For years now, researchers have focused on the health benefits of Ampalaya. Their goal is to give an accurate and safe way to use Ampalaya for our health. Below are the top ten Health benefits you can get from Ampalaya.

Health Benefits


Ampalayas have a powerful antibiotic characteristic that can treat bacteria. It can be used as a disinfectant for minor wounds, burns, cuts and scrapes.