Water Melon – A Cure for High Blood Pressure

Water Melon – A Cure for High Blood Pressure

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One of the most popular fruits for sale in summer time stacked along the streets so nicely wherever you go, is Water melon. Water melon is very cooling to the body when eaten  sweet, a healthy fruit which can  be even called King of fruits because of its elephantine size.  What dissuades me from buying one and sending  me back home without carrying  one is that 35 to 40% of the fruit is thrown off as waste, namely the rinds and the outer greenish skin. In the end what we eat and enjoy is  the red fleshy portion of the melon.

A Chinese friend of mine now settled in Singapore, told me once that Water melon rinds also are edible and we Indians are the only ones throwing them away, not knowing its food value. He also told me that in China they stir-fry it, stew it and even pickle it with olive oil as preservative.

Throwing away the water melon rinds and wasting them is always at the back of my mind. It may be quite a surprise to readers to know that once I prepared a dish from the water melon rinds. To my mind,  water melon  is  like Ashguard or bottle guard and  the preparation from the rinds I made,  was  similar to the dish prepared from Ashguard.

Coming back to the topic on Water Melon, I must mention that my Chinese friend , further gave me some very valuable tips and advices on selecting a good ready to eat water melon from a pile of such melons. Here they are:-

Pick up a melon , one that is nicely and geometrically shaped and then

  1. With palm open, slap the melon outside. A high pitched tone indicates that the melon is still green. Otherwise under-ripe. Reject it.
  2. A dull sound or dead thud is the sign of Over-ripe when you slap the melon. If you like overripe melons, go for it otherwise reject it.
  3. A deep pitched tone is the sign of a Ripe melon, ready to eat, which you can safely buy and take home.

Before buying the water melon, try the above tests on a number of other water melons one after another and you will gradually learn to know the differences in the sound.

Now that we have  selected a good melon, I will end this article with a small note on the medicinal property of the rinds and green skin of water melon which we throw away.

The rinds are specific cure for High Blood Pressure and general Vitality.

The rinds of water melon are a fantastic cure for high blood pressure and to calm down the nerves of hypertensive people. Watermelon or “Kalingar” as it is popularly called is available in abundance in summer. Unfortunately, people eat only the red juicy part and discard the white rind and the outer green skin, which possesses miraculous properties. The outer green and white part of this fruit is to be juiced in a domestic juicer. The resultant green juice is to be consumed. This  has helped patients with high blood pressure. This juice also has a general cooling effect on the entire body.

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4 Replies to “Water Melon – A Cure for High Blood Pressure”

  1. There are various herbal remedies available that are reported to lower High Blood Pressure.

    Happy to know that the rind of watermelon is beneficial to reduce High Blood Pressure!

  2. Drinking fresh juices.

    This is something I read about enjoying fresh fruits and vegetable jiuices. Please note that those vegetables containing oxalates can do harm by the formation of stones in the kidney. Such vegetables and fruits may be avoided.

    “+++++++++ While juicing is not a “cure-all,” regularly enjoying fresh fruit and vegetable juices can help keep your kidneys healthy. Juicing daily allows the digestive system to absorb additional water and helps flush toxins and waste out of your body. But if you suffer from kidney stones, it’s important to avoid juices made from spinach, beets, collard greens and some other vegetables. These vegetables are higher in oxalic acid which promotes the formation of kidney stones. +++++++”.

  3. We have made a very delicious jam from water melon of course ofter eating the red fleshy part and peeling away the green skin. The white part is really really tasty when made into jam.

  4. we have made watermelon jam for generations in our family. we make it from the white flesh part of it and it is delicious. but I never knew about the medicinal effects of the outer green skin. I will try it.
    Thank you

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