Ku Gua 苦瓜: The fruit is very bitter, but it can also be eaten raw-although bitter, they are exceptionally fresh and pleasant. When immature, they are green, juicy and crispy cucumbers. In the mature state, the bitterness almost disappears, the peel turns yellow with a melon flavor, and the pulp around the seeds turns burgundy.
Efficacy: It has a beneficial effect on the liver and gallbladder, lowers blood sugar and helps digestion.
Use: 4-5 dry slices, 200ml, brew for about 5 minutes, or add to the freshly poured tea for 2-5 minutes. It can also be added to soup, broth and other bitter cucumber slices can also be eaten directly.