Watermelon

Watermelon are from the tropics and subtropics of Africa. Growing wild on the roadside, prairie grove, sea shore, or planted in the garden and yard as fruit trees. Watermelon can be found from the lowlands to 1,000 m asl.

Watermelon are from the tropics and subtropics of Africa. Growing wild on the roadside, prairie grove, sea shore, or planted in the garden and yard as fruit trees. Watermelon can be found from the lowlands to 1,000 m asl.

Fruit spherical to elongated round, varies with the length of 20-30 cm, a diameter of 15-20 cm, with a weight ranging from 4 kg to 20 kg. Skin thick and fleshy fruit, smooth, color assortment like dark green, yellow, somewhat white, or light green with white stripes. Pulp red, pink (pink), orange (orange), yellow, some even white. Seeds form elongated, flat, black, white, yellow, or reddish brown. There are also seedless (seedless).

Fruit skin and flesh of the fruit tastes sweet, cold nature, affinity to the heart meridian, stomach, and bladder. Watermelon efficacious as air bodies when the weather is hot, laxative urine (diuretic), anti-inflammatory, lubricate the intestines and relieve thirst. In traditional Chinese medicine, watermelon is used to fight a form of “summer heat” symptoms of a disease that is characterized by profuse sweating, thirst, body temperature increased, the color of clear urine, diarrhea, and irritable.

Fruit or fruit juice alleviate the symptoms above, increased discharge of urine, and cleanse the kidneys. Seeds of sweet, neutral nature. Efficacious laxative urine (diuretic), healthy kidney, bladder inflammation soothing and moisturizing intestine.

RESULTS AND EFFECTS pharmacological Eating watermelon has lycopene levels high enough to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. In experiments conducted All India Institute of Sciences New Delhi on 30 infertile men aged 23-45 years who were given 20 mg of lycopene twice daily for 3 months, showed an increase in sperm count, sperm structure improved, and increased sperm motility.

Of the 30 respondents, 6 of them managed to impregnate his wife. Sitrulin amino acid compounds can increase production nitritoksida, which contributes to the ability of an erection in men. Sitrulin easily absorbed by the body so that the maximum concentration in the blood is more easily achieved.

Flesh watermelon fruit is low in calories and contain as much as 93.4% water, 0.5% protein, 5.3% carbohydrate, fat 0.1%, fiber 0.2%, ash 0.5%, and vitamins (A, B and C). It also contains the amino acid sitrullin (C6H13N3O3), aminoasetat acid, malic acid, phosphoric acid, arginine, betaine, lycopene (C4oH56), carotene, bromine, sodium, potassium, sylvite, lysine, fructose, dextrose, and sucrose. Sitrulin and arginine plays a role in the formation of urea in the liver from ammonia and CO2 that increases urine. The content of potassium is high enough to help the heart and normalize blood pressure. Lycopene is an antioxidant that is superior to vitamins C and E. Nutrient-rich seeds with yellow oil content 20-45%, protein 30-40%, sitrullin, vitamin B12, and the enzyme urease. Kukurbositrin active compounds in watermelon seed can stimulate the kidneys and keeping blood pressure remained normal.

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