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Useful properties of a water-melon

The water-melon contains B1, C, B2 vitamins, pantothenic and folic acids, carotene, fructose and glucose, cellulose, pectin.

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It is especially useful a water-melon is at diseases of kidneys because it has diuretic effect and well clears them.

Also such useful properties of a water-melon are known: removal of heat and inflammation, immunity support, stabilization of blood pressure, digestion improvement, bile removal, prevention of an anemia, atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases, formations of tumors.


Diuretic property of a water-melon allows to bring sand out of kidneys. For this purpose it is necessary to use two kilograms of berry for 4-5 days on an empty stomach every day, better in two steps.

Regularly it is useful to use a water-melon also to the patient having anemia, gout.

The water-melon contains a large amount of cellulose thanks to which it removes cholesterol that for the healthy person is good prevention of cardiovascular diseases

For removal of hypostases, during treatment of cystitis, an urolithiasis, nephrite, it is recommended to eat on 2-2,5kg a water-melon daily.

Useful properties of a water-melon are shown also at the use of its juice. It is sucked at diseases blood, kidneys, at jaundice, cirrhosis, various poisonings, a zhelchekamenny disease. It is noticed that water-melon juice well clears a gall bladder as well as pulp brings stones out of kidneys and excess liquid out of an organism. It is useful for hypertensive persons to drink juice from a water-melon and suffering from joint pains. There are no special instructions on dosages and frequency rate of the use of juice, it is usually drunk for day, between meals. The good result is yielded by the water-melon juice mixed with weak solution of vinegar and honey – it means is effective at a zhelchekamenny disease and jaundice.

Water-melon caloric content, despite its sweet taste, is low – only 38 kcal in 100gr pulp therefore berry is included in complex treatment of obesity.

Property of a water-melon to provide for a long time sense of fulness and the minimum caloric content of a water-melon allow to use it in diets. During a season of maturing of water-melons it is possible to arrange fasting days when two times a week eat only a water-melon – 1,5-2kg in day. Considering that at pulp of one water-melon caloric content makes 500 kcal on average, such diet will help to lose moderate rates weight, to clean kidneys, intestines. For more bystry weight loss it is possible to test the water-melon diet calculated on 3-4 days. During a diet it is impossible to eat anything except a water-melon, it is allowed to have green tea, not carbonated mineral water. At will it is possible to jam a water-melon two small pieces of black bread, but anything else is these days it is impossible, salt and sugar are excluded. Thanks to the low caloric content of a water-melon, active removal of liquid it is possible to dump 3-4kg during a diet.

It is useful to apply a water-melon and outwardly as vitamin masks to skin. For this purpose on a face, a neck on 15-20min impose the crushed pulp of a water-melon or the gauze moistened with its juice. After several procedures skin discoloration is noted, it becomes softer, elastic.

Useful properties of a water-melon are covered not only in its pulp and juice. In the medical purposes it is possible to use its seeds and crusts.

Water-melon sunflower seeds contain the fat oils consisting of palmitic, linolenic and linoleic acids and apply them at fever, cystitis, to a stop of uterine bleedings. It is considered that water-melon sunflower seeds also. as well as pumpkin, are effective against worms. For disposal of parasites prepare "milk" from sunflower seeds: in water or milk it is necessary to pound the crushed seeds – in the ratio 10:1, to insist 6-8ch and to drink on 50-100mg for an hour before meal – about 8 times a day.

The made dry crusts of a water-melon accept at chronic, acute colitis in the ratio 100gr crusts on water half of liter. Have such tea 4-5r/den on 0,5 glasses.

Jam from water-melon crusts helps to reduce gas generation in intestines, facilitates a state at an acute respiratory disease, stenocardia, bad digestion.

It is authorized to use a water-melon to the feeding mothers. Thanks to useful microelements he helps the woman to cope with anemia, and the contained folic acid positively affects development of breast milk. But there is a water-melon feeding not earlier than in three months of breastfeeding when it is allowed to weaken a rigid puerperal diet is possible and to begin to enter gradually additional products. A condition for the first use of a water-melon by the feeding women: this day not to use other products unfamiliar to the child. The interval between the use of new products has to make 4-5 days, only this way it is possible to understand how it was reflected on health of the child.

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Contraindications to use of a water-melon

One of properties of a water-melon, as well as other melon cultures, its ability to accumulate chemicals which apply to soil fertilizer therefore it is better to buy water-melons from those who grow up them in small amounts without use of "chemistry", and at sellers who can be trusted is. To understand whether there are nitrates in a water-melon, it is enough to cut of it and to examine pulp: if in it there are consolidations or threads of yellow color, so it can do much harm - to cause diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pains, nausea. Such water-melon to the feeding women, children and that who has nephrite, pyelonephritis, a nephrosis is especially dangerous. For safety it is better to buy water-melons not earlier than the middle of August, to pay attention to berries with a striped, but not monophonic peel, not to take soft and sluggish water-melons.

The water-melon sick diabetes and to those who have a sore spleen is contraindicated.

Because berry contains a lot of cellulose which long is digested, it can ferment therefore it is necessary to consider that sick typhus not pulp, and the filtered water-melon juice is useful: the accumulation of gases provoked by pulp can be dangerous to the injured intestines.

The same property of a water-melon can become the reason of gripes at newborns that should be considered during the breastfeeding and introduction of a water-melon to mother's diet.

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