Scientific Name: Momordica charantia L. Amargoso
English: Bitter gourd, Bitter melon
Tagalog: Ampalaya, Margoso
Ilocano: PariaCommon names include "bitter melon " or "bitter gourd " in English. This Philippine herbal medicine has been found to be effective in the treatment of diabetes (diabetes mellitus), hemofrhoids, coughs, burns and scalds, and being studied for anti-cancer properties.