I love fresh fruit and I love to discover things that many of us may not be familiar with. Bitter Melon , is a fruit which grows fromt he vine. We use the tea as a blood cleansee and we call it cerasee . This fruit is used all over Asia , they cook it in stirfrys and other ways . Did you know that this plant is also used to lower blood sugar as well as other ailments >look it up sometimes the most “ugly ” fruit is the most beneficial . FYI in the states bitter melon is sold in a tablet form in health food stores and they call it Karella. But try the fruit and see what it can do for you .