Karela is a traditional fruit considered to help maintaining healthy blood sugar level, cholesterol level, triglyceride level. Karela helps in cleansing toxins from the body and may act as a purgative, appetizer and help regulate carbohydrate metabolism. It is said to have hypoglycemic properties. It is said to have diuretic properties. May help maintain cholesterol within normal range. It is said to have anti-inflammatory properties.