Bitter Gourd Extract – Charantin

Bitter Gourd Extract – Charantin

General Information

Local Name            :  Bitter melon, Balsam Pear, Bitter Gourd

Part Used               :  Dried whole fruits

Active Principle    :  Charantin and bitter compounds (saponins)

Health Benefits

Charantin,one of the main ingredients in bitter melon has proved to decrease blood sugar level.
The leaves and fruits have both been widely used to make teas and beer or to season soups as part of traditional diet.


Pale brown to Brown powder with characteristic odour.