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Baby Watermelon Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Baby Watermelon
Glycemic Index / Load
Baby Watermelon, Ivy Gourd
Botanical Name
Coccinia Grandis, Cephalandra Indica, Coccinia Indica
Hindi Name
Tindora, Tindori, Tindoori
Chinese Name
Hong Gua
Homeopathic Name
Cephalandra Indica   -   Mother Tincture

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Baby Watermelon Cures

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Action of Baby Watermelon

Nutrients in Baby Watermelon

Baby Watermelon
Combines With

Taste of
Baby Watermelon

Parts Used

Roots, Leaves, Fruits, Whole Plant, Stem

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Baby Watermelon

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breast feeding
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Baby Watermelon is a vine.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 3 m.
Best used for Diabetes.



Common Names

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Materia Medica for Baby Watermelon

Baby Watermelon General

Baby Watermelon is a tropical herb, universally grown in India. A backyard food crop of Hawaii that is grown along the garden railing because of its fascinating flowers. Beta-carotene is the major nutrient present in Baby Watermelon. Baby Watermelon is cultivated because of its vital medicinal usage and is also a profitable source of many micro-nutrients, in addition to vitamin A and C. The fruit is used in Indian and Thai cuisines. Its fruits and shoots are harvested for medicinal purpose. The plant contains glucose-6-phosphatase enzyme inhibitor, which aids in Blood Sugar Level maintenance . Glucose-6-phosphatase is an important enzyme of the liver which helps in sugar metabolism. Hence it is prescribed for Diabetic patients. The fruit has mast cells, maintaining antiasthamatic and anti-anaphylactic potentiality. The roots are a good remedy for Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain. The lotion made of Baby Watermelon leaves is good to cure Scabies.

Other beneficial uses of Baby Watermelon:

1. Has laxative properties, this is related to beta-carotene and vitamin A.
2. Can be used to treat Asthma,Jaundice, Bronchitis and Leprosy.
3. In addition to above benefits it also has nurturing effect on the Eyes, Heart, Liver and Kidneys.

Caution: Before using it, consult your doctor.

Key Word: Diabetic patients, Osteoarthritis, Scabies, Joint Pain, Blood Sugar Level, Asthma, Jaundice, Bronchitis and Leprosy.
Single Herb

Ivy Gourd for Skin Diseases

Prepare a decoction of the leaves of Ivy Gourd. Take two times a day.

Ivy Gourd for Diabetes

Eat one raw fruit of Ivy Gourd once a day.

Ivy Gourd for Scabies

Take out the juice from the leaves of Ivy Gourd. Mix one tablespoon of butter in it. Apply two times a day over the affected area.

Ivy Gourd for Eye Diseases

Extract the juice of Ivy Gourd leaves. Put three drops in eye daily for a week.

Ivy Gourd for Diarrhea

Take two tablespoon leaves juice of Ivy Gourd with 1/2 bowl (small bowl) of curd two times a day.

Ivy Gourd for Urine Blockage

Prepare a decoction of Ivy Gourd roots. Have 1/2 cup once a day.

Ivy Gourd for Aphthous Ulcers

Chew the leaves of Ivy Gourd for 10 minutes once in the morning.

Ivy Gourd for Obesity

Prepare a decoction of the stem part of Ivy Gourd. Have it twice a day.

Ivy Gourd for Inflammation

Fry Ivy Gourd leaves in oil ( Castor oil, Neem oil, Sesame Oil ) Apply bearably hot leaves on the affected area and tie with a cotton cloth.

Baby Watermelon for Fever

Crush leaves of Baby Watermelon to make paste. Apply it on your body. It helps in inducing sweat which results to cure Fever.

Baby Watermelon for Aphthous Ulcers

Chew fruit of Baby Watermelon and expel it out. It helps to cure Aphthous Ulcers.
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Abhijeet ( India/gorakhpur )
03 Sep 2016
can i drink kundru fruit juice for
skin and liver related problem have it any side effecect
08 Sep 2016
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