How to Use Watermelon As a Medicine

How to Use Watermelon As a Medicine
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Watermelon is one of the fruits most associated with summer, but next to the delicious sweet taste that we all know, it also contains medicinal properties: lowering blood pressure, treating edema, skin fungus and more.

Watermelon contains considerable amount of beta-carotene, vitamin B, vitamin C and essential minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iodine and manganese. It contains only 29 calories per 100 grams, which is another good reason to eat watermelon.

How to use watermelon as a medicine?

There are a lot of reasons to eat watermelon: watermelon seeds expand the blood vessels, lower blood pressure and improve kidney function. For kidney cleansing it is recommended to do a watermelon fast for a whole day. Cut small cubes of watermelon and eat several pieces every fifteen minutes. Fasting is beneficial to those suffering from stones and kidney infections and urinary tract. Watermelon is a good diuretic and therefore good for edemas. Watermelon is also beneficial for constipation as it is a mild laxative.

Kidney cleansing: watermelon fasting for a day. Watermelon is a natural diuretic while ridding the body of excess fluids. There are many ways to enjoy the benefits from watermelon. Simply slice or juice your watermelon and consume it whenever you are hungry.

Kidney infection: the same. A kidney infection is a type of urinary tract infection (UTI) that occurs when bacteria enters your kidneys. After you receive a medial treatment for it, a healthy diet can help you to recover and help protect your body from developing further infections. Drink lots of fluids including fruits and vegetables with a high water content such as watermelon, cucumber and apple.

Kidney stones: make watermelon seed tea by pouring a pint of boiling water over a tablespoonful of watermelon seeds (ground or cut) and allow it to steep.  Let it cool, then strain and drink three glasses per day. For more information on how to treat kidney stones naturally click here.

Liver cleansing: drink 3 cups daily watermelon juice. A watermelon cleanse helps the liver to process ammonia, a waste from protein digestion, and convert it into a molecule known as urea, a component of urine that is safely excreted from the body. To learn more about detox concept, you can find more useful information in my e-book The Detox Guide. This guide will teach you how to use detox to cleanse and energize your body naturally and safely.

Colon cleansing – A common problem amongst people with colon issues is dehydration. Incorporating more liquids into your daily routine is key in achieving a cleaner colon and more proper digestion. It lubricates the digested food and provides it with the right hydration to break it down. Water, fruit juices and eating fruits and vegetables high in water content, like watermelon, will help. You can find here more food to cleanse your colon.

Constipation: Eat a slice of watermelon to help restore the colon and intestines. It’s all about high water content and fiber, and within a short time the body seems to go into the elimination process moving the waste out. Don’t consume too much watermelon otherwise it can cause diarrhea. Read more about natural remedies for constipation here.

Skin fungi: rub the watermelon rind on the skin several times a day. Apparently the rind contains anti-fungal properties.

Skin pimples: the same. Rub watermelon rind directly onto your affected area and leave on for a few minutes before rinsing off. By rubbing a watermelon rind on your face you are releasing the nutrients directly onto your skin and cleaning up bacteria-prone areas. To read more about natural homemade skin treatment to stop breakouts click here.

Edema: Drink 3 cups watermelon juice a day (watermelon has diuretic properties).

High blood pressure and problems in the arteries: A small study by Florida State University published in the American Journal of Hypertension, found that watermelon is loaded with an amino acid called L-citrulline which helps improve circulation, relaxes arteries and lowers people’s systolic blood pressure by as much as nine points. You can also find here more information on how to reduce blood pressure naturally.

Gout: Watermelon is an especially alkaline fruit with high water content, which are important factors in dissolving and flushing out the sharp uric crystals that cause gout pain. Click here for more information on how to treat gout naturally.

Diabetes: According to Livestrong website, If you have diabetes, you are encouraged to eat watermelon as part of a healthy diet. Although watermelon has few carbohydrates and natural sugar per serving, it is also low in calories and loaded with nutrients. Just make sure that you follow the guidance of your health care provider. To read about 12 more excellent foods to control diabetes click here.

Heartburn: eHow website recommends to eat 4 to 6 chunks of watermelon slowly and to repeat throughout the day. The quantity and how often you eat them will depend on how much discomfort you have.

Also read my article about 5 reasons to eat multiple colored fruits and vegetables:

5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Multiple Colored Fruits & Vegetables

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42 Responses to How to Use Watermelon As a Medicine

  1. Mansha says:

    very informative. God bless and thanks.

    • nolongerconstipatedlol says:

      i accidently discovered the use as watermelon for constipation i was about to buy a laxative i got on here and found a web page about its benefits i tryed eating about 16 once cup of cubed watermelon pieces with in a few hours i was going to the bathroom.i use this daily now to keep my colon cleanesed it works great

  2. alameen says:

    Wow thanks for this information.

  3. ola olusola iyabode says:

    God bless you for this information

  4. Yvonne says:

    Wow very educative thank u.

  5. kimarley says:

    i am going to try that

  6. christian says:

    We thank for the advises.

  7. Sherrida Mackay says:

    Thank you for all your work. Such a great help.

  8. AKINYELE OLUWATOYIN ADETUTU says:

    Thanks for this information,I’ll try it

  9. shada Charles says:

    thanks for the info

  10. George says:

    I am going to make sure that I am adding it to my diet as of now, I love it

  11. Norma says:

    Thank you for giving us more ideas how to take care of our self in a natural way GOD BLESS

  12. Lori says:

    I love watermelon and just saw in your info about watermelon that it contains iodine. I am allergic to iodine, like in fish and shell fish. Can I still eat it, does it contain high levels of iodine?

    • Jenny says:

      The amount of iodine is not as high and concentrated like in seaweeds for example, but allergy can be even for small amounts sometimes, so check with your doctor first.

  13. Sheila says:

    Can you buy water melon juice

    • Jenny says:

      Fresh watermelon juice is the best because it retains the nutrients which are time sensitive. Bottled juice may have additives that have very little to do with watermelon (like citric acid, sugar and water).

  14. Wow nice i like it! & thankz for information…….

  15. tseringchoedon says:

    nice information like it

  16. md rizwan says:

    i will try..thanks for this information..

  17. sarhi says:

    Nice tips

  18. Akinrinade mutiatu says:

    THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION. IT IS EDUCATIVE.

  19. Solomon says:

    please, which fruits can reduce stomach burning or cure of it?

  20. Abdullah jan says:

    wow its very informative ,,,,,,,,,thanks for it becoz i hav some problem in my kidney ,,,,,,,and that is the easy way to protect my kidney ,,,,,,thanks alot ….

  21. Ada Oliver says:

    Thanks for this info very helpfull.

  22. Amelia DIRA says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH JENNY !! You are HEAVEN SENT FOR US ALL!!
    GOD BLESS AND. TAKE CARE OF YOU EVERY. NOW MOMENT.
    LOVE LIGHT PEACE!!!

  23. Mithi Vanessa S.Mosquera says:

    Very informative.Thank you so much. Please keep posting informations on healthy diet. It helps a lot. God bless us all!

  24. Pamela Pang says:

    In 1979 at Boston Women’s Hospital, I was diagnosed with uterine cancer. I was determined to find a natural, nonsurgical treatment. The only reference I found (remember, this is years before Google) was Edgar Casey’s suggestion to drink watermelon seed tea. The tea was too time consuming, so I just started eating the seeds. The next year in Mississippi, correctly diagnosed with uterine fibroids, my surgeon reported I had the healthiest ovaries he had ever seen. I attributed that to the seeds and I still eat them. Also, I think I had one hot flash during menopause. I have used boiled reduced watermelon for repetitive bladder infections, but that’s another story.

  25. Have you tell me if there is some thing for the Cramps I can never sleep at night they to painful my feet goes as hard as stones and only when I go to Bed help me please if you can I am a lady of 68years old thanks

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Carmen, try massage therapy. Before going to bed, massage the calf muscle (the rear part of the lower leg when you usually get the cramps) for several minutes to increase blood circulation to the muscles. Poor circulation denies oxygen to the muscles, which can cause cramping. If the pain still strikes, stretch and massage the area, and try a heating pad (some people find relief in a cold pack, or alternate between the two). You can also do a good exercise to stretch the calf muscle before going to bed – stand with the front half of your feet on a step, with your heels hanging off the edge. Slowly lower your heels so that they are below the level of the step. Hold for a few seconds before lifting your heels back up to the starting position. Repeat a number of times.

    • Conchita Anderson says:

      use magnesium chloride – we are using the EASE product (spray) directly on skin, but any magnesium oil should work (maybe/I think). My husband of 70+, for many years, had had cramps on the calves that got him jumping out of bed at night – after just a few days, no more. He still sometimes gets “the start of a cramp” but it goes away quickly.

  26. chandra says:

    Tks for sharing very informative

  27. francis says:

    Good for a hangover

  28. Hi..I have some health issues..i went to different doctors but they can’t figure out what is really wrong with me..I’m taking vitamin d3 now cos I’ve got muscle and joint pain all all over my body..I hate taking too much pain relievers cos i know it’s not good..my feet and my hands is always cold and it get worse cos of the cold weather…any suggest???thank you i really appreciate it…

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Arianne, I have several articles about muscle and joint pain that you can have a look at to get some ideas. Use the “search” option at the upper right hand side (or at the bottom in some mobile devices) to access them. As for cold hands and feet, read my article about improving blood circulation. If you suspect that having cold hands and feet could signal a more serious problem with your blood circulation or the blood vessels (like anemia or diabetes), consult with your doctor.

  29. Norca Belarmino says:

    Yes, Watermelon juice is diuretic ! I was surprised after drinking 2 glasses of self made melon juice , it activated my kidneys and urinated almost hourly last October 9, 2015 .

  30. MARIVIC LONTOK FRANCIS says:

    Good to know. Very informative. Thanks!

  31. Tina Ameh says:

    Thank you very much. Right now am taking fruit salad and i will include the watermelon

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