Winter melons are the large fruit which is consumed as a vegetable and are found during the cold seasons. Due to their large size, it is marketed in slice form. The young ones have sweet taste whereas the mature ones are tasteless. It is rich in water texture. It possesses a large seed.
Given below are some of the easy natural remedies that you can try at home to get relief from certain ailments:
For Peptic ulcer – Mix together winter melon juice with the same amount of water and drink it every morning on an empty stomach. The juice of winter melon is a great cure for peptic ulcers. To get relief from the pain due to ulcers, drink a mixture of equal parts of winter melon juice and water in an empty stomach in the morning. Make sure not to consume anything else for at least three hours after drinking the juice. Drink this juice regularly until the pain subsides.
Winter melon for diabetics
The medicinal properties and healing powers of winter melon makes it beneficial for people suffering from diabetes. Since it is a low calorie vegetable, winter melon is an ideal food item to be included in the diet of diabetics.
For heat boils – Make a paste of chickpea flour with ash gourd juice and apply it on the affected area.
For increasing appetite – Combine together 100 ml of fresh winter melon juice, 5 grams of ghee and 5 grams of honey and drink it at night. If you have a poor appetite, take this drink regularly to increase your appetite.
For fertility – Regular consumption of the winter melon or its juice is helpful in improving fertility as it helps increase the production and motility of sperms.
For improving memory – Grate the flesh of fully ripe winter melon and squeeze it to extract its juice. Add equal quantity of water to this juice and drink it in an empty stomach every day. This drink is considered to be a brain tonic that can help improve memory power.
For constipation – Cut the flesh of matured winter melon into big cubes and boil them in water until the pieces are half cooked. Eating the half cooked vegetable regularly help to alleviate constipation. The water used to boil winter melon can be used as stock to prepare healthy soups.
For cough and cold – Drinking the juice of winter melon daily is a great way to prevent the common cold and cough. It is also an effective remedy for other respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, influenza and sinusitis.
For dandruff – Boil the seeds and skin of winter melon in coconut oil. Applying this oil on the hair and scalp helps encourage hair growth as well as prevent dandruff, itchy scalp and dryness of the scalp.
Winter melon is used extensively in various cuisines around the world. It is used to make stew, soups, candies, cakes, stir fries, curries, juice and winter melon tea. Being a low calorie vegetable, winter melon makes an excellent addition to any low calorie diet plan. Research has confirmed many of the medicinal properties of winter melon, making it an effective natural remedy for a wide range of ailments.
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