How Bitter Melon interacts with insulin

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Bitter melon fruit may have insulin-like activity, which may alter the effects of this medication and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution. (1) (2)


  1. View Abstract: Leatherdale BA, et al. Improvement in Glucose Tolerance Due to Momordica Charantia (Karela). Br Med J. (Clin Res Ed). Jun1981;282(6279):1823-24.
  2. View Abstract: Ng TB, et al. Insulin-Like Molecules in Momordica Charantia Seeds. J Ethnopharmacol. Jan1986;15(1):107-17.