Bitter melon, also known as bitter gourd or Karela or Momordica charantia. It belongs to the gourd family and is related to popular vegetables like zucchini, squash, cucumber, and pumpkin. It is one of the most bitter fruits and vegetables that human consumes. For centuries, bitter melon has been used by indigenous populations worldwide for its health benefits. In Ayurveda, Karela is believed to be useful in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and promoting metabolic health.