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  • bitter gourd:.
    Schlegel, Rolf H. J. // Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding & Related Subjects; 2003, p448 

    A definition of the term "bitter gourd," which refers to Momordica charantia, is presented.

    Deepalatha // Woman's Era; Mar2012, p116 

    The article focuses on bittergourd, also called karela in Hindi, pavakkai in Tamil and kakarakaya in Telugu. The medicinal properties of bittergourd include antidotal, antipyretic and antibilious. Its varieties include Pusa Mausam, Arka hari, Pride of Surat and Satpura, among others. Ways to...

  • karela.
    Deepalatha // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009); 2009, Issue 21, p1256 

    An encyclopedia entry for the medical term "karela," also known as bitter melon, is presented.

  • bitter melon.
    Deepalatha // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009); 2009, Issue 21, p273 

    An encyclopedia entry for "bitter melon" is presented.

    Deepalatha // Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology; Feb2010, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p230 

    A correction to an article on proteins from Momordica spcies published in this issue is presented.

  • Momordica charantia.
    Deepalatha // Reactions Weekly; 8/21/2010, Issue 1315, p36 

    The article describes the case of a 40-year-old man who experienced gastric ulcer after drinking about half a liter of homemade Momordica charantia liquid extract for blood purification.

    Patil, Sharanabasappa A.; Patil, Saraswati B.; Satyanarayan, N. D. // Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research; Feb2011, Vol. 9 Issue 1/2, p61 

    Momordica charantia Linn. has traditionally been used to induce the menstruation and abortions in women of Amazon and Brazil. Phenolphthalein isolated from the crude ethanol extract of M. charantia seeds has been recently identified as phytoestrogen. Its structure was elucidated using IR, 1H NMR...

    Dorica, Botău; Sorina, Mihacea; Cerasela, Petolescu; Florina, Furdi; Gergen, I.; Monica, Hărmănescu // Bulletin of the University of Agricultural Sciences & Veterinary; 2008, Vol. 65 Issue 1/2, p312 

    In our researches we studied the callus growth at Momordica charantia L., in subcultures on Murashige-Skoog medium, under two combinations of growth regulators influence (AIA+Kin and BA+Kin), to select cell lines with high antioxidants content. The total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and total...

  • Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Momordica Charantia in Sepsis Mice.
    Che-Yi Chao; Ping-Jyun Sung; Wei-Hsien Wang; Yueh-Hsiung Kuo // Molecules; Aug2014, Vol. 19 Issue 8, p12777 

    Wild bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L. var. abbreviate Seringe), a common vegetable in Asia, is used in traditional medicine to treat various diseases, including inflammation. Extant literature indicates that wild bitter gourds have components that activate PPARα and PPARγ. This...

  • Appraisal of β-Phellandrene in Callus Cultures of Momordica charantia L. Cultivars, Jaunpuri and Jhalri.
    Ali, Safdar; Tariq, Alveena; Ajaib, Muhammad; Khan, Khalid Mohammed; Perveen, Shahnaz; Shah, Shazia // Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan; 8/31/2015, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p817 

    Secondary metabolite β-phellandrene was analyze in callus cultures of two varieties of Momordica charantia L. i.e. Jaunpuri and Jhalri. Conditions for seed germination and callus induction were optimized. Seedlings grown under aseptic conditions served as explant sources. 6- Benzylaminopurine...

  • karela.
    Ali, Safdar; Tariq, Alveena; Ajaib, Muhammad; Khan, Khalid Mohammed; Perveen, Shahnaz; Shah, Shazia // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary; 2005, p1164 

    A definition of the medical term karela is presented. The term refers to bitter melon The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co. The pronunciation of the term is also provided.

  • Momordica balsamina: A Medicinal and Neutraceutical Plant for Health care Management". Comments: Biotechnological Potential of M. balsamina Revealed.
    Puri, Munish // Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology; Feb2010, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p229 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Momordica balsamina; a medicinal and neutraceutical plant for health care management," which appeared in a previous issue.

    Khan, Muhammad Ahsan; Gogi, Dildar Ahmad; Khaliq, Abdul; Subhani, Muhammad Nasir; Ali, Amjad // Journal of Agricultural Research; Dec2010, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p525 

    Methyle eugenol and cue-lure were evaluated for monitoring the population of melon fruit fly in bitter gourd fields during 2007 in district Faisalabad and Sahiwal. Cue-lure appeared as more effective and resulted in higher male catches of fruit flies (171.82/trap/week) as compared to methyl...

  • Cyto-morphological evidence for segmental allopolyploid origin of Teasle gourd ( Momordica subangulata subsp. renigera).
    Bharathi, L. K.; Vinod; Munshi, A. D.; Behera, T. K.; Shanti-Chandrashekaran; Kattukunnel, J. J.; Das, A. B.; Vishalnath // Euphytica; Nov2010, Vol. 176 Issue 1, p79 

    Teasle gourd [ Momordica subangulata Blume subsp. renigera (G. Don) de Wilde, 2 n = 56] exhibits morphological characters found in both M. dioica (2 n = 28) and M. cochinchinensis (2 n = 28). Morphological analysis of M. subangulata subsp. renigera suggests an allopolyploid origin. We present...

  • Complete nucleotide sequences of a distinct bipartite begomovirus, bitter gourd yellow vein virus, infecting Momordica charantia.
    Tahir, Muhammad; Haider, Muhammad Saleem; Briddon, Rob W. // Archives of Virology; Nov2010, Vol. 155 Issue 11, p1901 

    Momordica charantia ( Cucurbitaceae), a vegetable crop commonly cultivated throughout Pakistan, and begomoviruses, a serious threat to crop plants, are natives of tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Leaf samples of M. charantia with yellow vein symptoms typical of begomovirus...

    Ali, Hussain; Ahmad, Sajjad; Hassan, Gul; Amin, Anees; Naeem, Muhammad // Pakistan Journal of Weed Science Research; Mar2011, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p65 

    To study the efficacy of different botanicals /plant extracts against Red Pumpkin Beetle (Aulacophora foveicollis. Lucas) an experiment was conducted at Research Farm of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agriculture University Peshawar during Kharif, 2009. Three varieties Ambika, Rama Krishna and Phauja were...

    VARMUDY, VIGNESHWARA // Facts For You; Apr2014, p41 

    The article presents information on bitter gourd. Topics discussed include health benefits of bitter gourd, cultivation of bitter gourd in India, and different varieties of bitter gourd. Also discussed are the nutritive value of bitter gourd, area and production of bitter gourd in top ten states...

  • Effect of Momordica grosvenori on oxidative stress pathways in renal mitochondria of normal and alloxan-induced diabetic mice.
    Fangfang Song; Xiangyang Qi; Weijun Chen; Wenbo Jia; Ping Yao; Nussler, Andreas; Xiufa Sun; Liegang Liu // European Journal of Nutrition; Mar2007, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p61 

    Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetes and diabetic nephropathy. Momordica grosvenori (MG), a traditional medicinal herb used as substitute sugar for obese and diabetes, exhibits anti-oxidative activity in vitro. This study investigated the effect of MG on renal...

  • Ribosome Inactivating Proteins (RIPs) from Momordica charantia for Anti Viral Therapy.
    Puri, M.; Kaur, I.; Kanwar, R. K.; Gupta, R. C.; Chauhan, A.; Kanwar, J. R. // Current Molecular Medicine; Dec2009, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p1080 

    This review describes the nature and applications of ribosome inactivating proteins (RIPs) from Momordica charantia (bitter melon). RIPs from the plant kingdom have received much attention in biomedical research because they target conserved host protein synthesis machinery and show specificity...

  • The Cucurbit Images (1515�1518) of the Villa Farnesina, Rome.
    JANICK, JULES; PARIS, HARRY S. // Annals of Botany; Vol. 97 Issue 2, p165 

    � Background The gorgeous frescoes organized by the master Renaissance painter Raphael Sanzio (1483�1520) and illustrating the heavenly adventures of Cupid and Psyche were painted between 1515 and 1518 to decorate the Roman villa (now known as the Villa Farnesina) of the wealthy...

  • Uses of bottle gourd.
    Damania, A. B. // Asian Agri-History; Jan-Mar2012, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p1 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Bottle gourd -- history, uses, and folklore," from volume 15, issue 4, of the journal, with focus given to the use of calabashes in Africa and the botanical name for bitter gourds.

  • Antiimplantation activity of the ethanolic root extract of Momordica cymbalaria Fenzl in rats.
    Koneri, Raju; Saraswati, C. D.; Balaraman, R.; Ajeesha, E. A. // Indian Journal of Pharmacology; Apr2007, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p90 

    Objective: To evaluate the antiimplantation activity of the ethanolic root extract of Momordica cymbalaria Fenzl. Materials and Methods: The acute oral toxicity study was performed according to the OPPTS guidelines. The ethanolic root extract was investigated for antiimplantation, estrogenic and...

  • Molecular Characterization of a Galactose-Binding Lectin from Momordica charantia Seeds and Its Expression in Tobacco Cells.
    Tanaka, H.; Toyama, J.; Akashi, R. // Asian Journal of Plant Sciences; 2009, Vol. 8 Issue 8, p544 

    This study examines the function and genetic structure of Momordica charantia lectin. A galactose-binding lectin (MCL1) was purified from M. charantia seeds. The MCL1 showed highest hemagglutinating activity toward human type-O(H) erythrocytes followed by A, B and Omh (para-Bombay phenotype,...

  • Correction: strategies to improve palatability and increase consumption intentions for Momordica charantia (bitter melon): a vegetable commonly used for diabetes management.
    Tanaka, H.; Toyama, J.; Akashi, R. // Nutrition Journal; 2014, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1 

    A correction to the article "Strategies to Improve Palatability and Increase Consumption Intentions for Momordica Charantia (Bitter Melon): A Vegetable Commonly Used for Diabetes Management" by Laura S. Snee et al. that was published in a 2014 issue is presented.

  • Extraction of Flavonoids from Bitter Melon.
    Sing Pei Tan; Parks, Sophie E.; Stathopoulos, Costas E.; Roach, Paul D. // Food & Nutrition Sciences; Feb2014, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p458 

    Bitter melon, Momordica charantia L, is a popular traditional medicinal fruit in tropical and subtropical countries. It has been linked with therapeutic effects, some of which are likely due to its flavonoids. To determine its total flavonoid content (TFC) and to prepare extracts for use as...

    Jerald, Sheeja Edvin; Pandey, Ajeet; Bigoniya, Papiya; Singh, Shilpi // Journal of Applied Pharmacy; Oct2012, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p682 

    Momordica charantia Descourt (Cucurbetaceae) known as Karela is an extremely bitter vegetable, commonly found in India. M. charantia had reported anticancer, antidiabetic, antihypertensive, anti- inflammation and antioxidant properties. It is used as antifertility agent in folklore; however no...

    MLADENOVIĆ, Emina; BERENJI, Janoš; KRALJEVIĆ-BALALIĆ, Marija; ČUKANOVIĆ, Jelena; BLAGOJEVIĆ, Ivana // Genetika (0534-0012); 2012, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p227 

    Species from Cucurbitaceae family are not widely present in Serbia, although because of their morphological and decorative features deserve more attention. The aim of this paper was to study the morphological variability and usage of ten species of the Cucurbiataceae family. Based on genetic...

  • In vitro induction of rat liver mitochondrial membrane permeability transition pore opening by solvent extracts of Momordica charantia leaves.
    Ehigie, Adeola Folasade; Ehigie, Leonard Ona; Odediran, Samuel Akintunde; Afolabi, Olusegun Kayode; Adedosu, Olaniyi Temitope; Olorunsogo, Olufunso Olabode // Biokemistri; 8/31/2013, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p52 

    Alteration of mitochondrial functions such as permeability transition (PT), a process associated with the uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation, has been found to play a vital role in the apoptotic process induced by certain anti-cancer agents. When triggered, PT facilitates the release of...

  • In Search of the Best Native Pollinators for Bitter Gourd (Momorclicu charcintia L.) Pollination in Multan, Pakistan.
    Saeed, Shafqat; Malik, Saeed A.; Dad, Khaliq; Sajjad, Asif; Ali, Mudssar // Pakistan Journal of Zoology; 2012, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p1633 

    In order to assess the pollinator community and the best native pollinators for bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L., Cucurbitaceae), an experiment was performed at the Vegetable Research Station in Multan. Pakistan. We measured the abundance of pollinators, their diurnal and seasonal dynamics...

  • Purification and Characterization of a Novel Peroxidase from Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia).
    Fatima, Aiman; Husain, Qayyum // Protein & Peptide Letters; May2008, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p377 

    Peroxidase from bitter gourd was purified by three step purification scheme; ammonium sulphate fractionation, gel filtration and affinity chromatography. The enzyme was purified 42 fold with the retention of 67% of the initial activity. The enzyme exhibited its maximum activity at pH 5.6 and 40...

  • Evaluation of antiasthmatic activity of various extracts of Momordica Dioica roxb. willd fruit pulp.
    Maharudra S. Rakh; Sanjay R. Chaudhari // Journal of Pharmacy Research; Oct2010, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p2396 

    In the present study Momordica dioica Roxb Willd (Cucurbitaceae) fruit pulp was successively extracted with petroleum ether, ethyl acetate, methanol and maceration with water. All extracts were vacuum dried to yield the respective extracts. These various extracts of Momordica dioica fruit pulp...

  • Medicinal Uses of Momordica dioica.
    Sikarwar, R. L. S.; Tiwari, Ashok Kumar; Pathak, Bharat // Journal of Tropical Medicinal Plants; Dec2011, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p177 

    An ethnobotanical study was carried out in Central Indian region. First hand information on various uses of ('Kakora' or 'Padora') Momordica dioica was collected from old, experienced local people and tribal medicine men. Details not recorded so far are reported.

  • Gailon, Bittermelon, and other Unusual Ethnic Crops.
    Molinar, Richard H. // Small Farm Digest; Summer2010, Vol. 14, p25 

    The article offers information on bittermelon, gailon, and other strange ethnic crops. It states that gailon and bittermelon are Asian vegetables being planted in Fresno, California, which are very usual to the Lao, Mien, and Chinese refugee farmers. It says that lemongrass is also being grown...

  • Momordica charantia.
    Molinar, Richard H. // Reactions Weekly; 5/29/2010, Issue 1303, p26 

    The article describes the case of a 22-year-old man who developed atrial fibrillation after receiving momordica charantia.

  • Bioaccumulation Potentials of Momordica charantia L. Medicinal Plant Grown in Lead Polluted Soil under Organic Fertilizer Amendment.
    OSENI, Ojo Michael; DADA, Omotola Esther; ADELUSI, Adekunle Ajayi // Notulae Scientia Biologicae; 2015, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p289 

    This study investigated bioaccumulation factors and translocation factors of lead (Pb) by M. charantia so as to ascertain the bioaccumulation potentials of this medicinal plant. The elemental deposition of Pb were also assessed in order to compare the concentration of Pb present in plant tissues...

  • Trash it.
    OSENI, Ojo Michael; DADA, Omotola Esther; ADELUSI, Adekunle Ajayi // India Today; 2/10/2014, p20 

    The article presents various developments in India as of February 2014, including the more than 2,000 stolen mobile phones in local trains and streets in Mumbai in 2013 and the scheduled launching of non-grape wines including those made of bitter gourd, kiwi and chikoo.

  • Momordica charantia (Bitter melon).
    OSENI, Ojo Michael; DADA, Omotola Esther; ADELUSI, Adekunle Ajayi // Alternative Medicine Review; Dec2007, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p360 

    The article offers information on Momordica charantia (MC) also known as bitter melon. The plant grows in tropical areas of the Amazon, East Africa and Asia and is used traditionally as both food and medicine. It states that the most well researched MC mechanism is its blood sugar lowering...

  • Long-chain free fatty acids from Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng flowers as allelochemical influencing the attraction of Aulacophora foveicollis Lucas (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
    MUKHERJEE, A.; BARIK, A. // Allelopathy Journal; Apr2014, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p255 

    Extraction, thin layer chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry of Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng (Cucurbitaceae) flowers revealed 13 free fatty acids, and a single flower indicated presence of 364.70 ± 0.04 μg free fatty acids. Myristic and tridecanoic acids were the...

    Soyimchiten; Pradheep, K.; John, K. Joseph; Nayar, E. Roshini // Journal of Threatened Taxa; 11/26/2015, Vol. 7 Issue 14, p8182 

    The article reports on the occurrence of the male and female populations of Momordica subangulata Blume, which is an addition to its distribution record from India.

  • A storage study of encapsulated gac (Momordica cochinchinensis) oil powder and its fortification into foods.
    Kha, Tltyen C.; Nguyen, Minh H.; Roach, Paul D.; Stathopoulos, Costas E. // Food & Bioproducts Processing: Transactions of the Institution o; Oct2015, Vol. 96, p113 

    This study investigated the effects of different storage conditions, temperatures of -20,10, room temperature (RT), 40 and 63 °C for up to 12 months in the presence or absence of air and light, on the stability of an encapsulated gac (Momordica cochinchinensis) oil powder. A stability trial...

  • An integrated approach to manage melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett) in bitter gourd.
    RANGANATH, H. R.; KRISHNA KUMAR, N. K.; KRISHNAMOORTHY, P. N.; SAROJA, S.; SHIVARAMU, K. // Pest Management In Horticultural Ecosystems; Jun2015, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p27 

    Experiments were conducted during 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 at the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru to evaluate the efficacy of chemicals, botanical neem soap and bait sprays consisting of jaggery@ 15 g/L mixed with deltamethrin @ 1 ml/L and deployment of cuelure traps @...

  • Fragmentation Follows Structure: Top-Down Mass Spectrometry Elucidates the Topology of Engineered Cystine-Knot Miniproteins.
    Reinwarth, Michael; Avrutina, Olga; Fabritz, Sebastian; Kolmar, Harald // PLoS ONE; Oct2014, Vol. 9 Issue 10, p1 

    Over the last decades the field of pharmaceutically relevant peptides has enormously expanded. Among them, several peptide families exist that contain three or more disulfide bonds. In this context, elucidation of the disulfide patterns is extremely important as these motifs are often...

  • The Influence of Cultivation Method on Crop Production of Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.).
    KESERÜ, Attila; BUTA, Erzsébet; BORSAI, Orsolya; NEGRUŞIER, Cornel; MĂNIUȚIU, Dănuț // Bulletin of the University of Agricultural Sciences & Veterinary; 2016, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p247 

    Momordica charantia L. (bitter gourd or bitter melon) has been used in Asian traditional medicines for a long time, but in our country is less know. However the leaves, fruits and seeds can be used in many ways. Encapsulated products are valued for regulating triglyceride or cholesterol. In Asia...

  • Standardization of Seed Hydro-priming Duration in Bitter Gourd, Momordica Charantia L.
    Mehta, D. K.; Kanwar, H. S.; Thakur, A. K.; Thakur, Seema; Thakur, K. S. // International Journal of Bio-Resource & Stress Management; 2014, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p098 

    Presowing seed priming helps to improve germination and stand establishment. However, before priming the seeds, it is important to establish the safe limits of priming durations. The present study was therefore carried out to standardize seed priming durations for bitter gourd (Momordica...

  • Structure Identification of Triacylglycerols in the Seed Oil of Momordica Charantia L. Var. Abbreviata Ser.
    Wei-chang Fu; Xiao-hong Gu; Guan-jun Tao; Jian Tang; Zai-liang Jiang // Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society (JAOCS); Jan2009, Vol. 86 Issue 1, p33 

    Triacylglycerols (TGs) in the seed oil of Momordica charantia L. var. abbreviata Ser. (MCV) were separated by non-aqueous reversed-phase (NARP)-HPLC. Many of the TGs contain two different fatty acyl chains, such as palmitic (P), stearic (S), oleic (O), linoleic (L), and conjugated linolenic acid...

  • Purification and Characterization of Anti-H Lectin from the Seed of Momordica charantia and the Inter-Specific Differences of Hemagglutinating Activity in Cucurbitaceae.
    Toyama, J.; Tanaka, H.; Horie, A.; Uchiyama, T.; Akashi, R. // Asian Journal of Plant Sciences; 2008, Vol. 7 Issue 7, p647 

    Thirteen Cucurbitaceae species have been investigated for anti-H activity of seed lectins. The lectin was extracted from seed powder and concentrated by ethanol precipitation method. Momordica charantia, Trichosanthes kirilowii, T. cucumeroides and T. bracteata had potent hemagglutinating (HA)...

  • In vitro and in vivo evaluation of immunomodulatory activity of methanol extract of Momordica charantia fruits.
    Juvekar, Archana Ramesh; Hule, Amolkumar Kisanrao; Sakat, Sachin Sridhar; Chaughule, Vivek Avinash // Drug Invention Today; Dec2009, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p89 

    The fruits of Momordica charantia have been traditionally used in India and other Asian countries. The methanol extract of Momordica charantia fruits (MCM) was evaluated for immunomodulatory activity using in vitro and in vivo methodologies. Effect of extract was evaluated at various...

  • Strategies to improve palatability and increase consumption intentions for Momordica charantia (bitter melon): a vegetable commonly used for diabetes management.
    Snee, Laura S; Nerurkar, Vivek R; Dooley, Dian A; Efird, Jimmy T; Shovic, Anne C; Nerurkar, Pratibha V // Nutrition Journal; 2011, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p78 

    Background: Although beneficial to health, dietary phytonutrients are bitter, acid and/or astringent in taste and therefore reduce consumer choice and acceptance during food selection. Momordica charantia, commonly known as bitter melon has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic and...

  • Momordica balsamina: A Medicinal and Neutraceutical Plant for Health Care Management.
    Thakur, Gulab Singh; Bag, Manoranjan; Sanodiya, Bhagwan S.; Bhadauriya, Pratiksha; Debnath, Mousumi; Prasad, G. B. K. S.; Bisen, P. S. // Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology; Nov2009, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p667 

    Momordica balsamina, African pumpkin (Cucurbitaceae), is a tendril-bearing, wild climber containing wide spectrum of medicinal and nutritional values and has been used as a traditional folk medicine in many countries. The leaves, fruits, seeds, and bark of the plant contain resins, alkaloids,...

  • Pollen Cryopreservation Feasibility Studies in Momordica doica and M. sahyadrica.
    Rajasekharan, P. E.; Bhaskaran, Sunitha; John, Joseph; Antony, V. T. // IUP Journal of Genetics & Evolution; Nov2010, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p53 

    The article presents a feasibility study of cryogenic storage of two species of Momordica pollen, M. dioica and M. sahyadrica and the viability status. It shows that after cryogenic storage in various proportions of pollen grains from different Momordica species can be recovered. Moreover, the...

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