Melon – a plant of the Cucurbitaceae family , kind of cucumbers, false berry .
Melon is considered the birthplace of Africa , East India, Central Asia and Asia Minor . It is known that it was grown in ancient Egypt .
The wild melon is now practically nonexistent . Cultural forms obtained by selection of Asian weed-field types that have survived until now.
Basically melon is eaten raw, cut into slices , removing the outer skin . Better not to eat raw melon with other foods ! Combined with other products melon may do harm to digestion.
Melon contains vitamins B1, B2, PP, A, C. Melon extremely rich in iron: its mass fraction in melon 17 times more than milk. Besides iron melon contains potassium, calcium, sodium and chlorine. Melon is recommended to take with exhaustion and anemia, as well as in atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases. Melon enhances the action of antibiotics, reducing their toxicity.
Melon contains a large number of enzymes, therefore, perfectly digested intestines, helping his normal work. How to cure a melon can be taken for any digestive disorders. Doctors recommend eating melon for any liver disease, as well as kidney stones and bladder. In addition, melon increases hemoglobin and immunity, calming effect on the nervous system, improves your appearance.
Signs of good, ripe, tasty melon:
good melon will have nice smell;
reverses on palm melon – the sound should not be ringing, and deaf;
click on the crust in the area of the opposite pole from the stem of the fruit. In immature melon rind is hard, and at the ripe little susceptible when pressed. Peel ripe melon slightly springy when you click on it.
Melon is another proof of infidelity allegations that may be useful not tasty. I guess you could argue a lot about what tastes better – cantaloupe or watermelon. However, hardly anyone will be able to refuse a slice of wonderfully scented, sweet Southern belle. In melon all delicious, all edible, all things: and aromatic pulp and peel, and even seeds.
Large amounts of fiber – are perhaps the most important advantage of melon. In modern medicine, the fruit is most often used to cleanse the body, cleaning the intestines. Melon fibers contribute to the conclusion of toxic substances.
Melon is harmful:
1. in combination with dairy products and alcoholic beverages, as it causes a disorder of the digestive system;
nursing mothers, as it can cause digestive problems in the child;
2. for suffering from diabetes, because it contains large amounts of sugar;
infectious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
3. for suffering from gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.
Caloric of melon – 35 kcal.
With all these qualities, the East people say : “Melon makes hair shiny, young eyes, lips fresh, strong desire, opportunities enforceable, welcome men and women beautiful.”
Mask for sensitive skin from melon:
Ripe pulp need a good stretch, add a strong infusion of chamomile slurry to form a slurry. Impose mixture on your face, keep for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water and gently apply on face moisturizer.
Melon is very effective in the treatment of dry skin. For this type of skin just enough to wipe her juice, which perfectly softens, refreshes and nourishes the skin. But you can make a mask and capable to revive the most over-dried skin. This mask can be applied not only on the face but also on the neck and décolleté.
Mask for dry skin:
2 tablespoons chopped melon pulp mix with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and 1 egg yolk. The resulting mass is put on face, and after 15 minutes rinse with warm, then cool water.