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

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Citrullus Lanatus
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Xi Gua

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Watermelon Cures

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Action of Watermelon

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Nutrients in Watermelon

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Nature of


Parts Used

Fruits and Seeds, Roots

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Watermelon

It may cause Allergy.
Avoid in case of Spleen and Stomach Deficiency due to Cold.
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Watermelon is a vine.
It is an annual.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to One Meter.
Best used for Blood Purification.

In TCM :
Watermelon Fruit : Xi Gua
Watermelon Rind : Xi Gua Pi
Meridians associated : Urinary Bladder, Heart and Stomach.

Common Names

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Materia Medica for Watermelon

Watermelon General

Watermelon is a fruit of Summers. It is called Tarbooz in India. It is a nutrient rich fruit. It contains Beta Carotene, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamins and Minerals.
Watermelon is an Antiasthmatic fruit. It contains high amount of Vitamin C. Vitamin C prevents the occurrence of Asthma.
Watermelon improves Skin health. It keeps the Skin hydrated and moisturized. It tones and makes the skin glowing. It curbs the signs of Aging.
Watermelon is a good herbal remedy to treat Acne. Massaging the Skin with Watermelon juice treats Dullness and oily Skin.
Watermelon improves Blood circulation to the scalp. It contains a phytonutrient called "Citrulline", needed to produce Arginine. Arginine is an amino acid which promotes blood circulation. Improved blood circulation to the scalp means healthy sebaceous glands and improved hair growth. It resolves hair problems like Thin Hair, Dandruff, Hair Loss, Split Ends and Dry Scalp.
Watermelon improves Vision. It contains powerful Antioxidants like Beta Carotene, Lutein and Zeaxanthin. These Antioxidants prevent the occurrence of Age related Eye issues like Night Blindness, Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma.
The Diuretic action of Watermelon is helpful in expelling toxins from the Body. It prevents the formation of Uric acid in the Blood. It keeps Kidneys healthy and clean.
Watermelon is a low calorie fruit. It contains 90 percent of water. It helps in shedding off the extra weight. It keeps you full for longer and avoids the habit of unnecessary eating. Eating Watermelon produces Arginine. Arginine Amino acid has fat burning effect on the body.
Watermelon has a cooling effect on the body. It keeps the body cool and prevents the occurrence of Heat Stroke.
It is rich in potassium. It improves Heart functioning. It eases the blood vessels and prevents the occurrence of Heart ailments like Heart Attack and Heart Stroke.
The Aphrosidiac action of Watermelon is helpful in combating Impotence. It improves Sperm quantity and Sperm quality.
Watermelon contains a powerful Anticancer compound, Lycopene. Lycopene prevents the development of Cancer cells. It lowers the risk of Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer and Endometrial Cancer.
Keywords : Swelling, Inflammation, Kidney Stones, Asthma, Oily Skin, Hair Loss, Dandruff, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Impotence,Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Endometrial Cancer.
Single Herb

Watermelon Seeds ( Tarbuz ) for Prostate Enlargement

Make infusion of Watermelon Seeds. Drink one cup daily.

Watermelon ( Tarbuz )For Painful Ejaculation

Add 5 grams seeds of Watermelon into 1 pint of boiling water. Let it cool. Drink 1 pint throughout the day. Repeat for 10 days.

Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) for Headache

Have Watermelon juice twice a day for three days. It is one of the best remedy to get rid of Headache associated with summers heat.

Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) for Vomiting

Drink Watermelon juice by adding Sugar to it twice a day.

Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) for Impotence

Chew Watermelon seeds with Sugar. Drink a glass of milk upon it.

Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) for Fever

Have Watermelon.

Watermelon ( Tarbuz )for Dry Lips

Grind Watermelon seeds in water and rub it on the Dry lips.

Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) for Swelling

Taking Watermelon daily helps to reduce the Swelling.

Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) for Allergy

Take Watermelon with Black salt to cure Allergy.

Watermelon ( Tarbooz ) for Low Libido

Eat 250 gram fresh Watermelon ( Tarbooz ) daily for 15 days to increase sexual desire or gain your lost Libido.
Caution : Avoid water for an hour after eating Watermelon ( Tarbooz ), as it may cause Diarrhea.

Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) for Skin problem

Taking Watermelon daily reduces Acne, Sunburn and freckles on face.

Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) for High Blood Pressure

Cucurbocitrin present in Watermelon ( Tarbuz in India ) improves the blood circulation. It expands the blood capillaries and treats High Blood Pressure.
Roast the dried seeds of Watermelon. Consume 5 grams of it twice a day.
OR : Crush two tablespoons of dried Watermelon seeds. Add them in a cup of hot water. Let is steep for an hour. Strain well. Drink 3 to 4 tablespoons of this solution 5 to 6 times a day.

Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) for Wrinkles

Take a small piece of Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) pulp. Rub it over your face for 15 minutes. Wash with fresh water.

Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) for Peeling Skin

Take a small piece of Watermelon ( Tarbuz ). Rub over affected areas for 15 minutes.

Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) for Kidney Stones

Eat plenty of Watermelon.
Its rich water content helps in diluting the Kidney Stones and it passes through the urine without causing pain.

Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) for Obesity

Take 2 glasses of Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) juice twice a day for 2 months. You will get good results.

Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) for High Cholesterol

Dry roast some Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) seeds and crush to make powder. Add One tablespoon powder in a glass of water and Drink Once a day.

Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) for Sunburn

Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) is a rich source of Lycopene. Lycopene is an Antioxidant which protects us from Ultra Violet rays.
Eat a bowl full of Watermelon ( Tarbuz ) daily. It is a good fruit in summer. Also, Apply it's juice on the face and let it dry. Wash with normal water.

Watermelon for Hydronephrosis

Include Watermelon in your daily diet.

Watermelon for Pancreatic Cancer

Consume one small bowl of Watermelon daily.

Watermelon for Acid Reflux

Include Watermelon in your daily diet.

Watermelon for Heat Stroke

Have a glass of fresh Watermelon juice 2 times in a day.
OR :
Eat fresh Watermelon every day.
Avoid drinking of water after eating Watermelon. It may cause Diarrhea.
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Herbal Treatment For Headache 10

Grind equal amount of Vetiver grass and Watermelon. Have 3 tsp once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Dizziness 2

Soak the following herbs in water for half an hour.
1) Wheat - 25-30 grams
2) Poppy seeds- 15-20 grams
3) Almonds - 10-12 Almonds
4) Water Melon seeds - 8-10
Heat one tablespoon of ghee in a pan. Fry 2 cloves in it. Add all the soaked herbs in it. Take 4-5 tablespoon two times a day with milk.

Herbal Treatment For High Blood Pressure 9

Crush One tablespoon each of Vetiver ( Khas Khas ) seeds and dried Watermelon ( Tarbooz ) seeds together. Take One tablespoon twice a day for a month.
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Naresh ( India )
06 Mar 2016
Ihave eaten excess quantity of watermelon seeds (dried and roasted) what should I eat to cancel the bad effects of the seeds ?
14 Mar 2016
Dear Naresh
Please specify why did you take the seeds, which disease were you trying to use it for?
What all symptoms did you observe , since you ate the seeds ?
It is important for us to know the exact symptoms, so that we can help you to nullify the side effects.
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