When you think of melon, you probably think of long summer days spent on the beach or porch chewing on sweet, crisp fruit.
However, if you’re from the Caribbean or Asia, bitter melon may also come to mind. The strange fruit may look like a lumpy cucumber or a sad gourd, but it’s one of the healthiest foods on the planet.
Bitter melon is typically used for to treat various stomach and intestinal disorders (1).
- Upset stomach
- Intestinal worms
It can also be used for kidney stones, fever, psoriasis, liver disease, menstrual pain and as a supportive treatment for HIV/AIDS.