Watermelon is very healthy, rich in many nutrients, and in addition is very refreshing and ideal for hot summer days. However, many of us have the habit of removing the seeds of watermelon. Watermelons without seeds are also sold, as we struggle with their removal.
But, did you know that in these tiny seeds of watermelon, there are substances that have a positive effect on the health of the body? Consuming watermelon seeds to some moderation (for example in the form of tea), is recommended for many medical problems, such as kidney cleanses, the bacteria E. coli, and so on. You can read more below.
Watermelon seeds for our health
Watermelon is a seasonal vegetable rich in many nutrients. It contains antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. It contains vitamins A, B and C. Watermelon hydrates the organism, remineralizes it, but also has antioxidant and diuretic effect.
Most of us neglect and reject the seeds of watermelon but actually they contain amazing health benefits, which we will now introduce to you.
- Watermelon act as a laxative
Many seeds, present in various types of fruits and vegetables act as natural laxatives, improve bowel movements. Many people eat watermelon with all the seeds, while others keep and dry the seeds so that they later make tea from them, which helps with persistent constipation. The seeds are also used to treat intestinal parasites.
- Watermelon seeds purify the body and preserve the health of the kidneys
Tea made from watermelon seeds has always been used as an effective natural remedy for the treatment of kidney and breaks up kidney stones. Watermelon seeds have a diuretic effect, purify the body, eliminating deposited toxins and improve kidney function. They can eliminate substances that accumulate in the kidneys, forming a stone or sand.
Preparation: Crumble or grind 4 tablespoons fresh watermelon seeds with watermill. Then cook for 15 minutes in 2 liters of water. Divide this dose of tea and drink it for 2 days in a row, and make a break on the third day. Consume this tea over several weeks, with the above-mentioned method, drink it for two days, but then take a one day break, and so on.
- Watermelon seeds for cardiovascular health
The watermelon seeds contain antioxidants, which beneficially affect the blood vessels, spread them, so they are ideal for people suffering from atherosclerosis, high blood pressure (hypertension) or angina. Also, they are useful for strengthening the heart muscle.
- Watermelon seeds are very nutritious
Because of their nutritional value, it is a pity to throw watermelon seeds, so make the most of them! These dark seeds are rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that is also found in tomatoes. In addition, they contain a large amount of magnesium and zinc. They are recommended for people with chronic fatigue.
- Watermelon seeds for men
These seeds are used to treat inflammation of the prostate, the disease that often occurs in men over 40 years old. It is also used to improve potency and libido. What we need to do is to cook tea from these seeds. Take 2 tablespoons of dried and crushed seeds of the watermelon, and cover them with ½ liters of boiling water. Leave the liquid for about 30 minutes, and then you can consume it, without squeezing. Drink the above-mentioned dose every day for several weeks. The first results can be observed after 10 days of consuming this tea.
- Watermelon seeds for the treatment of E. Coli
Tea made from watermelon seeds is one of the best natural remedies to eliminate the bacteria Escherichia coli. To prepare this tea, collect 30-40 fresh watermelon seeds (although they can be used dried). Grind them (crumble, grind) and place them in 1 liter of water to cook for about 10 minutes. After cooking, let the tea cool, and then drink it (you can keep it in the fridge, if you want to). Daily drink 1 liter of tea, for several weeks, or several months, more precisely, until you completely remove E. coli. We recommend that during the year, you collect a sufficient amount of seeds of watermelon, so you can use them for tea after the summer too, when watermelons are no longer available. This tea can be consumed by children and adults.
Not only can you use them for tea, but you can also bake watermelon seeds. Wash black watermelon seeds, and place them on a cloth to dry (or on paper). When they are dry, bake them in the oven at moderate temperature for 20-25 minutes. Don’t bake them at high temperature, as this will destroy all their medicinal ingredients. During roasting, the seeds periodically sprinkle with a little water and salt. Thusly prepared watermelon seeds are popular among the Egyptians.