In traditional herbal Nutritional Supplements,Bitter Gourd Extract Powder is thought to stimulate digestive function and improve appetite.This has yet to be tested in human studies.Being a relatively common food item,Bitter Gourd Extract Powder was traditionally used for an array of conditions by people in tropical regions. Numerous infections, cancer,and diabetes are among the most common conditions it was purported to improve. Unripe fruit, seeds and aerial parts of Momordica charantia Linn. have been used in various parts of the world to treat diabetes. The leaves and fruit have both been used to make teas and beer or to season soups in the Western world. Nowadays Bitter Melon capsules and tinctures are widely available in the Western world where in herbal Nutritional Supplements they are being used for diabetes, HIV and other viruses, colds and flu and psoriasis.