Cundeamor: what is it for and how to use it

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Cundeamor, also known as bitter melon, is a medicinal plant with healing and antimicrobial action, which is why it is used to complement the treatment of some skin problems, such as insect bites, infections or eczema, which is an inflammation of the skin. skin caused by allergy to some medication, fabrics or creams, for example.

Asimismo, this medicinal plant, whose scientific name is momordica charantia, It also has a hypoglycemic action, and can be indicated in the form of tés to complement the treatment of diabetes.

The cundeamor is generally found in municipal markets and local holidays, has a bitter taste and can be used in recipes such as jugos, sofritos and ensaladas, for example. In addition, the leaves of this plant can also be used in the preparation of tea and compresses, or even in the form of capsules.

What is cundeamor for

Among the properties of cundeamor are the healing, antirheumatic, hypoglycemic, antibiotic, antiviral, antidiabetic, astringent, depurative, insecticidal, laxative and purgative action. Therefore, this plant can be used for the following purposes:

  • Regulate blood sugar levels, thus helping to treat diabetes. See other ways to lower sugar naturally;
  • Assist in the treatment of skin problems, skin injuries and eczema;
  • Relieve insect bites;
  • Contribute to the treatment of stress.

The cundeamor is also effective in the detoxification process, which helps to eliminate toxins from the body by urinating, sweating, prolonged use of medication or excesses in food, for example.

See other ways to cleanse and detoxify the body.

how to use it

The cundeamor can be consumed in preparations such as yoke, shortening, ensaladas or sofritos. Similarly, the leaves of this plant are also used for the preparation of teas and compresses that can be applied to the skin.

1. Té de cundeamor

The cundeamor treatment can be indicated to complement the treatment of diabetes and to help in the fight against verminosis, for example.


  • 1 cucharada of hojas de cundeamor;
  • 1 cup of boiling water.

preparation method

Put the hojas del cundeamor in a bowl with dripping water. Cover and leave to rest for 10 minutes. Paste and drink from 2 to 3 glasses a day, for a maximum of 8 weeks, according to the indications of the doctor or phytotherapist.

The cundeamor té can also be used in compresses to apply on the skin with lesions, heridas, scabies or eccemas.

2. Cundeamor capsules

The cundeamor can also be found under the composition of capsules, in certain pharmacies or stores of natural products, made with the dry extract of this medicinal plant.

The doses can vary according to the amount of cundeamor in the composition of the capsules, so their solo use must be carried out under the guidance of a doctor or a professional with experience in medicinal plants, with individual doses.

Possible side effects

Cundeamor can cause side effects such as abdominal pain, stomach upset, gastric ulcer, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, palpitations, nephritis or vaginal bleeding.

Asimism, when consumed in the form of capsules, can reduce much of the amount of sugar in the blood, causing hypoglycemia, which can be perceived through symptoms such as fever, weakness, cold sweating, pale skin, blurred vision , heart palpitations, pain in the pecho, anxiety, confusion, difficulty speaking and somnolence.

Hypoglycemia can always be controlled through the immediate intake of sugar or glucose. However, when severe hypoglycemia occurs, which can cause symptoms such as convulsions, fainting or even coma, you should seek medical help immediately or go to the nearest health center, in case the person has such symptoms.

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The cundeamor should not be used by embarassed women, as it can cause uterine contractions and spontaneous abortion. This medicinal plant should also be used by children, women during the lactation period, people with chronic diarrhea, hypoglycemia, liver disorders, which have a deficiency of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.

In addition, those people who use insulin or medication to control diabetes, such as metformin or glibenclamide, for example, must consult a doctor before using cundeamor, as this plant can interact with certain medications, causing hypoglycemia.

For this reason, it is more advisable to consume the cundeamor only under the recommendations of a doctor or a specialist in the use of medicinal plants.

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