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.
The moisture, amino acids, vitamins and trace elements in the composition of fresh watermelon peel is an excellent way to maintain the skin beauty. The paste of this plant raw material:
regulates the sebaceous glands;
has a slight anti-inflammatory effect;
relieves edema and tones.
Peel of watermelon useful in the treatment of disorders of the digestive processes, particularly the based crusts are included in the therapy for colitis, dysbacteriosis and dyspepsia in adults and young patients.
As a healing agent in folk medicine from watermelon crusts make decoctions and infusions.
The broth of watermelon peels
Tangible benefits from watermelon crusts may feel sick, suffer from obesity, kidney and stomach diseases, if three times a day take half a Cup of fresh broth.
100 grams chopped, peeled watermelon peels require a liter of water. Keep the mixture on low heat for about half an hour, after which the tool about an hour insist, filtered, and cooled.
Infusion of watermelon peels
With spasmodic stomach pains, diseases of the biliary tract and liver, excess weight and inflammatory diseases of the urinary sphere of folk medicine watermelon rinds recommends the adoption in the form of infusion.
For its production, shredded watermelon rinds are dried and then pour boiling water 500 ml boiling water, 80 grams of raw or two tablespoons of dry powdered watermelon peels. Means insist and filtered, after which before meals three times a day, take 80 ml watermelon infusion.
How to dry watermelon rinds?
Dried watermelon rinds retain all the active substances and have a beneficial effect in the gastro-intestinal disorders, constipation and inflammatory processes in the digestive organs.
Take herbal preparation in powder form, mixed with honey, or decoctions, which are for the greater good and add other herbs, such as calendula, calamus and yarrow.
In order to use the dense white part of the peel. Before how to dry watermelon rinds or doing decoctions and infusions of fresh raw materials, preliminary remove a solid colored layer.
Then peel cut into thin elongated plates, convenient for laying in electric driers or trays. Watermelon rinds are dried at a temperature of 55-60 °C until complete loss of moisture raw material, when pieces of the crust become light and brittle.
When drying is important to prevent the temperature rise, to use watermelon peels preserved at the highest possible level.
Contraindications and possible damage from water-melon crusts
As in the surface layers of cucurbits can accumulate harmful substances, such as heavy metals and nitrates, under the current benefit, the harm from water-melon crusts it is impossible to exclude also. To avoid the negative impact of the funds on the basis of vegetative raw materials, we take only qualitative, safe for human watermelon. grown in compliance with all the rules of farming.
To err and to remove crusts from the nitrate, wetting the cleaned pieces for 2-3 hours in clean cold water.
During this time the most toxic substances passes into moisture, and the peel can be used for the preparation of decoctions, candied fruit and jam, and after removal of traces of water dry. The useful properties of vegetable raw materials are saved, if from the peels to make candied fruit. However, it is useful watermelon rinds harmful to anyone who suffers from diabetes or want to lose weight.
But when renal colic, pain in stomach ailments associated with the pancreas, gout and several other diseases candied fruit would be a good addition to the menu. Harmful agents on the basis of watermelon peels and those who are prone to diarrhea and suffering from urolithiasis. To damage your health cover can and exacerbation of chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.