Useful properties of watermelon seeds
Watermelon seeds are rich in minerals: potassium, sodium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, iron and other elements. And a hemicellulose – polylactide with a high content of polysaccharides. Watermelon seeds are also rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C, b and E and other valuable items. In addition, watermelon seeds contain from 17% to 35% oil, which is the healing properties in no way inferior to olive and almond oils.
In dried watermelon seeds contains 35% protein and, therefore, they are rich in amino acids necessary for the formation and growth of muscle tissue, energy synthesis, etc.
These seeds are appreciated for that help excrete uric acid. They are also used as a wound-healing, sedative, anthelmintic and antifungal agent, as well as a means of improving the eyesight and the condition of the hair and skin.
Treatment of watermelon seeds
In dropsy, jaundice, and inflammatory processes in the body, it is recommended to mix dried in oven and crushed into powder watermelon seeds with milk (ratio 1:10). During the day you should drink 2 cups of this drug (daily dose is divided into 5-6 meals). A similar effect has a "drug" made from 5 tablespoons of fresh watermelon seeds and 1 liter of water. Seeds crushed, pour cold water, bring the mixture to a boil, then cook on low heat for 43-45 minutes. Next, the broth is cooled and filtered. Drink this medicine a glass three times a day.
To normalize blood pressure in hypertension, you can use the following folk remedies: dried watermelon seeds and rind are ground into a powder and take ½ tsp twice a day. A month later the pressure comes back to normal. In addition, this powder also has a choleretic effect (for this take 2-3 tsp of the powder twice a day).
Effective in uterine bleeding can be a mixture consisting of crushed watermelon seeds and milk (ratio 1:10). Prepared according to this recipe the drug is recommended to take 3-4 tbsp 2-3 times a day.
Cosmetics of watermelon seeds
To return the skin soft, smooth and velvety, it is recommended to make a mask of the following components: 1 tbsp. l. crushed into flour, watermelon seeds and 1-2 tbsp water. The prepared slurry was applied to the face, hold 17-20 minutes, then wash off with warm water.
Watermelon oil is widely used in cosmetology.
To get rid of freckles will help the emulsion, for the preparation of which take 1 tbsp of watermelon seeds, ground in a mortar and pour 10 tablespoons of water. This mixture is infused for 1-1. 5 hours. The finished product is applied on the area of skin covered with freckles, leave it for 17 to 20 minutes, then wash off with cool water.