Dear Friends bitter guard(Kareela, Hagal kaai, kakara kai, pagal kaai) is a famous dietary supplement for sugar patients. Dried bitter guard is an important crude drug in the market. It is being consumed in ton quantities by the herbal extraction industries. Whenever excess production or low market price to the fresh bitter gourd, it can be cut, sun dried and sold in the market. There is a wild variety of bitter gourd, which produces smaller fruits. Crude drug collectors can collect this fruits dry and sell in the market. Well matured fruits will be more suitable for extraction purpose. It is also equally valuable in the market. Current market price for dried bitter gourd is around 60- 70/ kg. The rate varies slightly from place to place. Large scale cultivation is also having good scope.