Is Drinking Bottle Gourd Juice Early in the Morning Poisonous?

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People of modern computer era are not satisfied with conventional treatments. Hence many are searching for solutions through alternative medicines. In India, medicines such as Ayurveda, Siddha or Unani are doing wonders in healing chronic diseases such as diabetes and blood pressure. But, unfortunately, some are found to be unsuccessful in some cases.

Early morning juice for diabetes

Modern people who are fed up with conventional medicines seek alternative medicines to be relieved from their ailments. Ancient medicines such as Ayurveda and Siddha suggest herbal remedies for such treatments. Most of the alternative medicines are reliable and have no side effects like conventional tablets or drugs. But there are also some drawbacks in such medicines which have to be studied in detail and guided properly.

Drinking juice early in the morning

Ayurveda treatments suggest that drinking juices of certain vegetables can check the evil effects of diseases like diabetes and cholesterol. It has become a regular custom in India to drink juice of bitter gourd or bottle gourd for diabetes. Alternative medicines suggest that drinking one or
two glasses of fresh bottle gourd juice in the morning on an empty stomach can cure diabetes. You can find a lot of portable vendors in the Indian cities, selling such juices in their mobile carts.
Most of the chronic patients are benefited by this habit.

Recent adverse consequences that alert the world

Recently a 59-year-old man who had the practice of drinking bottle gourd juice early in the morning in empty stomach developed complications one day after drinking the bottle gourd juice which had been a little bitter. He never hesitated to drink it though the taste was different since it was his daily practice. But suddenly he developed complications and began to vomit. When he was examined his peripheral pulses were not palpable and his extremities were cold and clammy. His body systems went complicated although he was conscious and seemed to be normal. There was blood when he vomited.

There were such dangerous consequences in some more cases after drinking bottle gourd juice which tasted bitter.

Why bottle gourd juice is suggested to be avoided?

The advisory council to the Department of Indian Alternative medicines has suggested that a small piece of bottle gourd should be tasted, before extracting its juice and if it tastes bitter it should not be used as juice to drink.

Warning from medical world

Although vegetables and fruits are considered as nutritious and healthy food they can become dangerous which can be known by their taste. Some mushrooms which are rich in protein also turn toxic. Researches say that the bottle gourd which belongs to Cucurbitaceae family can also turn toxic and dangerous like mushrooms. The complex properties found in plants of cucumber family can turn toxic and can be highly dangerous to mammals.


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author avatar Rathnashikamani
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

I take carrot or beet juice regularly but I don't take bottle gourd juice.

Thank you for this warning, I was in fact thinking of having it regularly after seeing one of the TV shows about juice diet.

We get some good suggestions on TV shows but these sort warnings are not included in such shows.

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author avatar vpaulose
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

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author avatar Sheila Newton
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

Thank for the word-up, vpaulose. Great article.

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author avatar vpaulose
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you dear Sheila for your loving comment

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author avatar Judy Ellen
4th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you for your articles! I am very much interested in living a healthy life style and alternative methods of healing!

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author avatar vpaulose
5th Nov 2011 (#)

Thanks for appreciation.

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author avatar Varun
11th Dec 2012 (#)

I made loki juice in the morning and just tasted it and had spit it all...... and it was bitter... now i am feeling uneasy and also had one vomiting..... is something serious about it......

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author avatar Bela sarkar
12th Feb 2013 (#)

I Have bittergourd and bottle gourd jiuce everyday. It is gud form of energy

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author avatar Sandy
16th Mar 2013 (#)

Its a very good article & i think we can drink bottle Gourd juice but we should check it fist, its bitter or not...

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author avatar Irshad
17th Jul 2013 (#)

Thanks for the valuable information...... This what I need..

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author avatar Nikhat
3rd Mar 2014 (#)

Thank you i.your article is really informative. I take bottlegourd juice to normalise my BP but i prepare it like soup by boiling loki in water and then strain it but next time i will be careful before using it. Do you think making soup is right way to get its benefits or should i make juice

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author avatar Nazir shaikh
28th May 2014 (#)

I m taking this juice in morning boiling in water add long, jeera karhi pata namak and lemon

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author avatar Girish
1st Jul 2015 (#)

2day 1st time I had fresh bitter guard juice....I don't peel skin or seed... after 30mins I drank milk to get away from bitterness...I had motions and after that severe vomiting, all bitter gourd juice came I'm scared to have it...fuck people who say bitter guard juice is healthy

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