CERASEE TEA

$4.60 (USD)

CERASEE Momordica charantia (bitter gourd) TEA

24 Tea bags caffeine free net weight 36 gr. / 1.3 oz   

Tea bags made with the leaves — like tea made with the bitter melon fruit — has a very bitter taste. Taste aside, cerassie tea is rich in a large number of phenols and natural antioxidants, which can help with high cholesterol and inflammation. Also, in some cases, the fresh leaves and stem are crushed and rubbed on the skin to deal with skin problems and insect bites. Cerasee is also used as a tea to reduce menstrual pains and to cure urinary tract infections. Nutritionally, cerasee is rich in vitamins A and C, phosphorus and iron. Made in Jamaica.

 

 

Other Scientific Names

  • Momordica anthelmintica Guin.
  • Momordica elegans Salisb.
  • Momordica muricata Willd.
  • Momordica operculata Vell.
  • Momordica senegalensis Lam.

International Common Names

  • English: balsam apple; balsam pear; bitter balsam apple; bitter cucumber; bitter melon; carilla gourd; paria; wild balsam-apple
  • Spanish: achochilla; archicha; balsamina; carilla; cundeamor; estropajo; pepinillo
  • French: margose; margose a piquant; momordique a feuilles de vigne; pomme de merveille
  • Portuguese: melao de Sao Caetano

Local Common Names

  • : cundeamor; sorosi
  • Angola: mimbuzu
  • Bangladesh: korolla
  • Barbados: carilla; cerassea; cerassee; miraculous bush
  • Bolivia: balsamina
  • Brazil: erva de lavaderia; fruto de cobra; malao de Sao Ceatano; melao de Sao Tana; melao de Sao Vincent; melaozinho
  • Cambodia: moreas
  • Caribbean: squirting cucumber
  • China: ku gua
  • Colombia: archucha; balsamina
  • Ecuador: achochilla
  • El Salvador: balsamito; balsamo
  • Fiji: bitter gourd; kerla
  • Germany: Balsambirne; Bitter balsamkuerbis; Bittere springgurke; Rebensblattriger balsamapfel
  • Ghana: kakle; nya nya; nyinya
  • Guam: alamgosa; wild bitter melon
  • Guatemala: paroka
  • Guyana: coryla vine
  • Honduras: calaica
  • India: kakara; karakara-chettu; karela; kuraila; pagel; pava kai; sushavi
  • Indonesia: pare; paria; pepare; peria
  • Iraq: a’jayib al-maasi; gul khandan; kuraila
  • Italy: pomo balsamo
  • Jamaica: cerasea
  • Liberia: ga ge su lu
  • Madagascar: morogozy
  • Malaysia: kyet-hin-ga; peria laut
  • Mali: lumba-lumba; manamat
  • Mexico: cunde amor; cunde amor grande; pepino
  • Micronesia, Federated states of: selwahkatik suwed (Pohnpei)
  • Netherlands: springkomkommer; wijngaardbladlig springkruid
  • Nigeria: akban ndene; daddagu; ejirin; garafuni; lele duji
  • Panama: balsamino
  • Paraguay: andai mi; andai nu; ani mi; calabacaita
  • Peru: balsamina; papayilla
  • Philippines: amargosa; ampalaya; ampalia; palia; paria
  • Senegal: barbouf; beurhoh; liane mereveille; yombebute; zara
  • Sri Lanka: pahal-kai
  • Sudan: abu eloffein
  • Suriname: wild soproro
  • Thailand: ma hai; ma roi ruu; mara pah; phak hai; phak hoei
  • Trinidad and Tobago: carailee; carilla; cerasee bush
  • USA/Hawaii: peria
  • Venezuela: maravilla
  • Vietnam: cay muop mu; muop dang hona; muop dong

M. charantia may also be grown as an ornamental, although this use is usually combined with the collection of the fruits and shoots for food. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental because of its showy flowers

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