The Root

A deeply grounded vision, provides stability, sustenance and resilience to the Bitter Melon brand. We envision a future where health is approached consciously and holistically.  

Let’s expect more from nature together! 

I’m so glad you’re here, my name is Don Rochard, founder of The Bitter Melon Herbal Company. For those who may not know, bitter melon is just another name for our beloved local Caraillie, which when eaten raw isn’t bitter at all. Try a piece and see for yourself, you’ll thank me later. 

“Bitter melon has several chemicals that act like insulin which helps to lower blood sugar levels. Some studies suggest that they do this by causing more glucose to enter the cells, then helping your body process and store it in the liver, muscles, and fat.” – Science. 

With Trinidad being ranked 18th on the global diabetes mellitus scale, and the rest of the Caribbean not far behind, it’s safe to say we all need some bitter melon in our lives. 

While working at a herbal store to fund my tertiary education, I began to understand how our food and lifestyle choices are integral to the efficacy of medicinal herbs and supplementation. The approach is to provide our cells with the right environment to optimize their self-healing mechanics. What we feed our body and mind shapes our internal environment. It should be noted, that even consuming negative thoughts can elicit an acidic response in our body, a common side effect of stress.

So why do we need The Bitter Melon Herbal Co.? 

It’s simple. We stand for educated choices when it comes to health. Far too often people are taken advantage of in their desperate need for recovery. Things will never be the same in this post COVID world and we’ve learnt that if we do not take accountability for our health, others will. 

”For my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” – Hosea 4:6 

Ignorance makes us dangerous to ourselves and others. At The Bitter Melon we are building a hub where ideas in the holistic health universe can be exchanged across our social media platforms and specialist insights are given on our podcast.

Together, we embark on a journey towards vibrant health drawing upon the ancient wisdom of botanical medicine with a modern spin. Thank you for joining us on this enriching path to a healthier and more balanced life.