Bitter Melon Alternative Cancer Treatment: Your Complete Guide

Bitter Melon alternative cancer treatment

Bitter Melon Juice (diluted to 5%) destroyed 90% of two pancreatic cancer cell lines, and an astounding 98% of two other cell lines, all within just 72 hours of treatment.

When pursuing alternative cancer treatments, it’s important that you find ones which not only kill cancer cells, but ones that do so without harming healthy cells in the process.  Bitter melon is one shining example of a medicine that not only meets, but exceeds these criteria.

Bitter melon (Momordica Charantia) is a common fruit that grows abundantly in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, and is popular among the long-lived population of Okinawa, Japan.
This plant has been used traditionally to treat diabetes, as well as other minor illnesses.  An abundance of new scientific research is showing that Bitter Melon has far more potential to reverse disease that what was once thought, including the successful reversal of cancer.

5 Scientific Studies – Bitter Melon vs Cancer

Numerous clinical studies have been conducted using Bitter Melon to successfully eliminate cancer.  Here are a few examples:

1. Pancreatic Cancer

In a 2013 study, researchers from the University of Colorado tested the effect of Bitter Melon Juice (BMJ) on pancreatic cancer cells, which, of all cancer types, is one of the most difficult to destroy.  In a display of remarkable potency, the juice “decreased cell viability in all four pancreatic carcinoma cell lines by inducing strong apoptotic death.”

Using Bitter Melon Juice diluted to 5%, two cancer cell lines were destroyed by 90%, and in the other two an astounding 98% of cancer cells were destroyed, all within just 72 hours of treatment. [emphasis added]

The human pancreatic cancer cells that were killed by the bitter melon juice and extracts, were studied outside the human body, also known as in vitro.  But does Bitter Melon Juice kill cancer in vivo, or in studies performed on whole, living organisms?

The answer is a deep, reverberating yes!

Researchers also tested bitter melon on laboratory mice with pancreatic tumors, where a control group of mice received water, and the other group was given bitter melon juice for six weeks.

After the study the tumors were assessed to determine if there was any weight reduction.  The study found the animals had a 64% reduction in pancreatic tumor size, without any side effects!  Researchers of the study concluded that “our results show that BMJ inhibits the growth of human pancreatic carcinoma cells both in vitro and in vivo.

2. Breast Cancer

One such study examined the efficacy of Bitter Melon Extract on breast cancer cells.  Led by Dr. Ratna Ray at St. Louis University, the team of researchers discovered that the bitter melon extract significantly slowed growth and division of the cancer cells.  Furthermore, the bitter melon extract also induced apoptosis, causing the cancer cells to commit suicide.

3. Bladder Cancer

Isolated from the mature fruit and seeds of Bitter Melon, researchers used Momordica Antiviral Protein 30kD (MAP30) in a study to determine its effect on bladder cancer cells.  The results concluded that MAP30 inhibited the growth of bladder cancer cells by inducing apoptosis of target cells.

4. Lung Cancer

In a 2012 study on Bitter Melon and lung cancer, researchers declared “we have demonstrated that the leaf extract of Momordica charantia (MCME) induces apoptosis in several human cancer cells…”

5. Liver Cancer

Another 2012 study utilized both in vitro and in vivo models, and found that the MAP-30 protein extracted from Bitter Melon induced cell apoptosis, and and that the anti-tumor potential was also effective in laboratory mice.

How Does it Work?

The pancreatic cancer study summarized above found that Bitter Melon Juice induced programmed cell death, or “apoptosis”, in several different ways.  One way the 5% Bitter Melon Juice killed pancreatic cancer cells is, by knocking out the cancer cell’s ability to metabolize glucose, or put simply, it literally starved the cells of sugar needed to survive.

What is an Effective Dose for Humans?

What dose were the mice given, and what would be an equivalent dose for a human to achieve these effects?

“In this study, lyophilized BMJ was mixed with water at a concentration of 5mg/100 µl (w/v) per day, per mouse, and was administered in mice via oral gavage.”

According to an article on NewsSum, “The dose used in mice translates to 6 grams of powder for an average-sized adult (75 kg).”


While pharmaceutical companies scurry to try and formulate new drugs to profit from, nature is showing once again that everything we need to heal ourselves of cancer and other diseases exists already in plants and fruit, like the bitter melon.

As evidenced by current scientific research, Bitter Melon juice and other extracts have a remarkably potent ability to destroy cancer cells, and even help heal patients from diabetes (study).

I hope this article, and the cutting edge scientific research that it presents, serves as an informative resource for you to understand the Bitter Melon and its potent ability to destroy cancer cells.

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