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In the summertime watermelon pleasantly refreshes and slakes the thirst. The watermelon has a bright red or yellow flesh and dark green or striped pale green rind.

The watermelon contains a lot of water and it can grow up to 10-20 kg big. There are also watermelons without any seeds.

The homeland of watermelons is considered to be Africa where even nowadays they grow as wild plants.

In nowadays the watermelons are grown in all warm countries of the world and there are many kinds of watermelons.

Watermelon flesh contains sugar- mainly fructose and sucrose, a bit of proteins, organic acids- iron, potassium, vitamins- B1, B2, C, PP, folic acid and carotene etc; fibers.

The watermelons have urine impellent, bile impellent, hematogenic, and softening, anti-inflammatory effect.

The watermelon is used in case of many diseases- constipation, cold, fatness, arrhythmia, arthritis, gastritis, anemia, heart and heart failure- treatment.

Watermelon is not recommended for those who:

  • Have gastric and duodenal ulcer acute condition;

  • Diarrhea;

  • Diabetic patients.

Watermelon is ready if the peduncle is sear. If the sound when knocking on watermelon is quit and dull then it is not ready yet. If the knock resounds loudly then the fruit is ready.

Watermelon for external use:

The watermelon heals wounds, bruises and psoriasis.

The juice of watermelon is used when for compresses and the affected area washing.

Try one of the watermelon face- packs which excellently heal.

Watermelon face -pack

1. Crush the egg yolk and add 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon of watermelon juice and 2 teaspoons of honey. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it for 20 minutes, then remove the face-pack with a moistened cotton wad and wash the face with warm water.

This face-pack is advisable for any type face skin.

2. Squeeze the watermelon flesh and apply it on the face. After 15 minutes remove the mask with a moistened cotton wad, wash the face with warm water and apply a nourishing face cream. This face-pack is suitable for dry skin.

3. Take the watermelon, cucumber juice and vodka in the equal proportions. Use this face-pack for oily or irritated skin cleansing.

Agnese Marhele @ 2009-09-22 10:01:59

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