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The benefits and harms from drinking watermelon peels

Many believe that the main value of watermelon is a juicy scarlet flesh, which is so loved and the little tooth, and adults. Despite the fact that the main component of watermelon is water, in the fruits with a green rind, contains up to 13% of sugars, dietary fiber and pectin, proteins, organic and amino acids. The sweet pulp of watermelon contains a number of important for the human body vitamins and macronutrients, antioxidants and other nutrients.

Thus about the properties and benefits of watermelon peels, the majority of consumers of huge berries or forget, or not know at all. But almost all of the bioactive substances present in the pulp, there are in this part of the watermelon. In crusts less moisture and sugar, but significantly more fiber and chlorophyll, amino acids and certain other active components.

Sampling the watermelon, no need to hurry and discard remaining peel, in folk medicine used as an excellent diuretic, cleansing, analgesic, cholagogue and expectorant.

In the recipes of folk medicine peels used to make juice, infusions and decoctions, and medicinal effect and raw, and dried rinds, which are easy to maintain and apply throughout the year.

The use of raw watermelon peels in folk medicine

The juice of the bright part of the peel sposobstvuyuschyy the urine, it is used for edema, inflammatory diseases of urinogenital sphere and include in diet for weight loss. Use watermelon peels becomes obvious if to drink the juice of 100 ml on an empty stomach. Raw peel of watermelon useful in migraine pain, you feel unwell with colds. exhaustion and overstrain. In this case, slices of watermelon rinds is applied to the temples. Continue reading

Nasturtium of South America

If you prefer bright Sunny colors, and all shades from yellow to maroon, the flower of the nasturtium is for you! Grow it – one big pleasure, because virtually no hassle. In the spring need only to throw the seeds into the ground, juicy and lush green colour of the leaves in combination with rich, warm shades of flowers will adorn the garden from early summer until the frosts.

And the name of this flower is the nasturtium. She comes from the mountain regions of South America, whence it and was brought to Europe by travellers. It is a herbaceous plant that forms succulent shoots with large round leaves on tall stalks. There are long (2 m or more) and quite low shrub (25-40 cm) a variety. The leaves are plain green in colour and with light strokes, smooth and with a wavy edge.

Note!

Modern generic Latin name nasturtium – Tropaeolum – was given by K. Linnaeus. Looking at the nasturtium, Linnaeus came to the conclusion that their leaves are very similar to the shields of warriors, and the flower – sprinkled with blood on the helmets of defeated enemies hung on pillars that commemorate the victory established the Roman soldiers on the battlefield. To call these columns tropaeolum. Continue reading

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