Medicinal properties of watermelon and their use in folk medicine
Today we talk about the watermelons. No, the subject of nitrates in early the fruit we have at the moment not interested in you will often hear in the news, at least for another month. Talking about the wholesome and healing properties of this miracle berry in its original form, in the absence of any kind of chemicals as fertilizers.
Homeland of watermelon — Central and southern Africa, the ancient Arab cultural type of watermelon has been known for 15 centuries before our era, in Russia, the melons appeared by Royal decree in the 17th century.
The sugar content in watermelon (fructose, sucrose, glucose) reaches 12%, and in addition they include pectin, fiber, vitamins b and C, iron salts, magnesium, potassium, etc.
Watermelon acts as a diuretic, antitoxic, and tonic remedy, and in addition, is an excellent dietary product.
In fever use the following composition, to lower the temperature of:
— “watermelon milk”. Grind watermelon seeds (fresh) with cold water in a ratio of 1:10 and give drink 1 tsp. every 2 hours. If you wish you can add honey or sugar.
For the diuretic effect you need to eat in a day 2-2,5 kg of watermelon pulp. If the stones in the bladder are dissolved salts under the action of the watermelon, as if drinking urine selecively bezboleznennyy and dissolved salts from the body. In addition to pulp for the same purpose can be used a decoction of watermelon seeds or peels. Also alkaline substances contained in watermelons, neutralize the excess acids that form the body by eating large amounts of protein and choline, folic acid and vitamins C and e regulate fat metabolism.
For the treatment of colitis and dysbacteriosis in children, also use watermelon peel (dried), boil them in a ratio of 1:10. Do not forget that eating for healing and just eating any watermelons, you must thoroughly wash the fruit to make them no more germs and dirt.
Watermelon seeds are used in the removal of worms, and pumpkin seeds. They can be rubbed with cold water in a ratio of 1:10.
Paste of the roots of the watermelon is used externally for tumors of the breast, and putting a thick watermelon peel to your forehead and temples can get rid of headaches — so say the inhabitants of South America.
Watermelon honey has many useful properties, one of which is its use in diseases of Oncology:
watermelon honey. The crushed pulp of water-melons rubbed through a sieve and strain through cheesecloth, put on fire and bring to a boil, remove the foam formed and strain again. After that watermelon juice is evaporated at low heat until reduced by 5-6 times. Store watermelon honey-syrup in glass jars under the cloth or parchment.
However, there are contraindications for consumption of watermelons is the flatulence, because of excessive amount of food eaten watermelons promotes the formation of gas in the intestines. But who prevents eat the watermelon within reasonable limits? And if so, eat health, but only good, organic watermelons.