Benefits of Corilla
Mystery of the Green
Corilla is one of many foods which are not attractive to the eye; it is one of the sweetest, bitter vegetables nature has provided for mankind’s maintenance of health and healing. Just recently, the University of Guyana (UG) Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine, Dr. Emmanuel Cummings is spearheading a study to extract a chemical from corilla that he hopes can help fight a variety of cancers. The investigation would be done at the Britain-based University of Central Lancashire where cancer cells – brain, prostate, breast, liver etc.- would be grown and tested with the corilla property. According to Dr. Cummings in a recent interview with Demerara Waves, he stated, “We have recently found that it has some anti-cancer properties and so I have decided to do this because is the third major cause of death in Guyana,” he further went on to state that he hopes that if there is a breakthrough, it can trigger a stimulus for Guyana to explore the medicinal properties of other plants in the country.
So yes, corilla serves as a health and healing produce and in most developed countries it is popularly known as bitter melon, however its botanical name is momordica charantia and it is commonly found growing on vines. This mysterious vegetable is not only a useful dietary supplement, but it also serves as a medicine.
Dr. Cummings study would not be the first to explore the wonders of this vegetable, since studies have been done to prove corilla’s benefits towards the health and digestive system. Corilla is known for having anthelminthic or anthelmintic compounds; therefore these compounds are used for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases that can eventually kill toxic substances that keep on killing the good bacteria as well as parasitic worms inside our bodies. For example, in Togo, they use corilla to naturally eliminate the worms inside their body.
In addition to its medicinal properties, corilla as a food...