Momordica charantia – Bitter melon

Scientific Name : Momordica charantia
Common Name : Bitter melon
Source : Bitter guard fruit
Composition : Bitters-10%
Applications : Antidiabetic, Anticancer, Anti-inflammation, Antivirus, and Cholesterol lowering effects

Momordica Charantia Extract – 10%

Technical Specification

Description /Appearance Dark greenish to brown color powder Organoleptic
 Odour & Taste Characteristic odour & bitter in taste Organoleptic
Identification By TLC IH-TM
Loss on Drying NMT 5.0% w/w USP 37<731>
Solubility Partially Soluble in water IH – TM- 001
Particle size NLT 90% w/w through 60 Mesh USP 37<786>
Bulk Density                                           0.60-1.11 gm/ml USP 37<616>
Assay

Bitters by gravimetric (including charantins)

 

9.50% -10.0% w/w

 

IH-TM-072

Heavy metals

a)      Lead

b)      Arsenic

c)      Cadmium

d)      Mercury

NMT 20 ppm

NMT 2.0 ppm

NMT 3.0 ppm

NMT 3.0 ppm

NMT 3.0 ppm

USP<231>

ICP-OES

ICP-OES

ICP-OES

ICP-OES

Microbiology Tests

a)      Total Aerobic Microbial Count

b)      Yeast & Mould

c)      Entero bacteria Enumeration

d)      Salmonella

e)      Escherichia coli

 

NMT 100000 cfu/gm

NMT 5000 cfu/grams

NMT 1000 cfu/grams

Absent in 10 grams

Absent in 10 grams

 

USP<2021>

USP<2021>

IS 5401-2:2012

USP<2022>

USP<2022>

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