Paavakai dried 200gm

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Momordica charantia-Botanical name

kaipakka/paavakka  in Malayalam,

kakarakaya  in Telugu,

Hāgala in Kannada,

pākal  in Tamil and

kerela   Assamese


Bitter Gourd is a herbaceous, tendril-bearing vine, growing up to 5 m. It bears simple, alternate leaves 4-12 cm across, with 3-7 deeply separated lobes. Each plant bears separate yellow male and female flowers, about 2-3 cm in diameter. Male flowers, more numerous, have a yellow center and conical base, while female flowers have a green center and small bump at the base. The fruit has a distinct warty looking exterior and an oblong shape. It is hollow in cross-section, with a relatively thin layer of flesh surrounding a central seed cavity filled with large flat seeds and pith. Seeds and pith appear white in unripe fruits. The fruit is most often eaten green. Although it can also be eaten when it has started to ripen and turn yellowish, it becomes more bitter as it ripens. When the fruit ripens and turns orange and mushy, it is too bitter to eat. It splits into segments which curl back dramatically to expose seeds covered in bright red pulp.


  • Bitter gourd treats blood disorders:
  • Bitter gourd can stop cholera
  • It helps to Diabetes Mellitus
  • It helps to cure Eye problems
  • It helps to cure Respiratory disorders
  • It cures piles
  • It cures skin disease like Psoriasis