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Sweet Watermelon

In Chinese medicine, foods and herbs have their energetic properties that have healing capacities. Summertime, watermelon is more than popular treat. It is a medicinal food actually. Watermelon effectively quenches thirst and help replacing electrolytes because it has high level of Carotenoids such as vitamin A and C. In Chinese medicine, watermelon is cold in nature and it clears heat. It nourishes the bodily fluids and help to promote urination. Heat can cause constipation. Therefore, watermelon is wonderful antidote for this ailment. Watermelon also has properties of calming effect and helps to ease frustration and worry. The watermelon seeds also have medicinal properties too. Dried seeds can be boiled in water and consumed as a tea. It helps to promote urination and thought to be a vasodilator to lower blood pressure. However, for those having weak digestive system or have cold feet and hands, they should enjoy watermelon sparingly and serve them at room temperature.


Sweet Watermelon, Wai Acupuncture & Integrative Chinese Medicine in Longwood, Florida