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Special-Tea TM

Trade Mark (patent pending May 2005)

A registered product and brand of CT International USA based in New Jersey.  Each bitter melon tea bag is individual vacuum packed to sustain freshness, soothing taste and long-lasting shelf life of about 5 years minimum.  All natural ingredients, caffeine free and no preservatives. An exotic wild and farmed momordica charantia (scientific name) known as Ampalaya in the Philippines. Other names are Bitter Melon(North America), African Cucumber, Bitter Gourd(Caribbean), Karela(India), Fukwa(China), Nigai Uri(Japan), and Cerasee (South America).  It has a long history of use in Asia, Africa, Caribbean, and Latin America for so many years as hypoglycemic (glucose-lowering) serves primarily as an alternative therapy for lowering blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes.

Purported Use:

  • Cancer prevention
  • Diabetes
  • Fever
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Infections
  • Menstrual Disorder

(Reference: http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/11571.cfm?RecordID=442&tab=HC)

Properties known:

Bitter melon is proposed to have hypoglycemic, antiviral, and antineoplastic activities.  Some components are structurally similar to animal insulin, and preliminary studies suggest that may decrease hepatic gluconeogenesis, increase hepatic glycogen synthesis, and increase peripheral glucose oxidation in erythrocytes and adipocytes.  One mechanism for the hypoglycemic activity is an increase in beta-cell production in the pancreas. 

(Reference: www.herbalgram.org)

General Use:

Bitter melon has been used both as food and medicine.  It is often added to dishes, such as fruits & leaves as its name suggest, taste very bitter and add an astringent or sour quality to foods.  An isolated property known as protein, (MAP30), that was patented by American scientists in 1996.  These scientists stated that MAP30 is effective against tumor, AIDS, and other viruses. 

(Reference: Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine by Katherine Y. Kim)


Pregnant woman should not use – may induce bleeding contractions, and abortion.  Not recommended for use by children under 12 years old. 

Recommended Use and Preparations:

·          Special-Tea, packed in 30 tea bags (2 gr. each tea bag)

·          1 tea bag can be use from 8 – 9 cups a day.

·          Drink special-tea after each meal.

·          Pour the boiling water into the cup.

·          Steep special-tea for just 3 seconds and keep the tea bag for next use.


Note:  If you prefer more bitter taste, steep it longer.


Not recommended as a substitute or replacement for any Doctor-prescribed medication.  Use it as daily food supplement only after each meal.

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