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Wereke (Gourd): Central America/Southern US/Mexico

Pros of Wereke

  • Pumpkin family
  • Bitter (Use sparingly.)
  • King of diabetes remedies to reduce glucose by 15%.
  • Helps with stomach ulcers.
  • Skin disease (topical).
  • The effects were studied on diabetic lab rats in 2005 and produced promising results.
  • Improves glycemia, body weight, and triglycerides.
  • Weight loss
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-septic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Arthritis
  • Great for the pancreas is vital for diabetes maintenance.
  • The highest in antioxidants out of all the gourd family.
  • High in fatty acids.
  • Alleviate tachycardia, arrhythmia, and accelerated palpitations.
  • Pain reliever
  • Reduces gastritis
  • Heals keloids and regenerates tissue
  • Reduces uric acid and aids gout
  • Prevents cancer
  • Prevents liver congestion
  • Cleanse the blood from toxins
  • Contains minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, sodium, and potassium.
  • Fiber.
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins 
  • albumin 
  • nucleoproteins 
  • globulin
  • Monoglycerides
  • Starch
  • Protein molecules.

Cons of Wereke

Very safe to use and found no serious side effects.

Wereke should be avoided by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It may cause miscarriage.

Because of its reported effects on blood sugar, Wereke can possibly interact with diabetes medications.

Toxic effects at high doses.


1 Pound
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