Benefits: Improves the appetite, stimulates the production of breast milk, stems vaginal bleeding after birth and is good for swollen knees and hepatitis. It also balances the digestive system and lowers blood sugar. Wild bitter gourd contains Vitamins A, B1, B2 and C, phosphorous and calcium. Use: The topmost of the gourd and the leaves are soft-boiled and eaten with chilli dips. The fruit is sliced and boiled in salted water and Stir-Fried with eggs.