Principal Proposed Uses
What Is Bitter Melon Used for Today?
Interactions You Should Know About
- Medications to reduce blood sugar : Bitter melon might amplify the effect, and you may need to reduce your dose of medication.
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- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 09/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/18/2014 -
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