The seeds of everyone’s favorite summer fruit – watermelon, are usually thrown out with just a small group of people consuming them because their health benefits. However believe it or not, watermelon seeds contain numerous health benefits, from aiding digestion to eliminating bacteria, so keep on reading if you want to know more!
In order to reap the full health benefits of the watermelon seeds, you need to cook, roast or ground the seeds. They contain fiber and are essential for a proper digestion and the treatment of inflammation, intestinal parasites and more.
Another thing that watermelon seeds are rich in is citrulline – an organic compound that has valuable antioxidant properties. Citrulline dilates the blood vessels and helps in treating high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and even angina pectoris.
A group of American scientists back in the 20th century explained and provided proof how watermelon seeds can efficiently treat urinary infections and kidney diseases as well. According to the results they got, watermelon seed tea was extremely beneficial and recommended for patients with kidney stones and stones in the urinary tract.
This is the recipe that the scientists recommended:
- You’ll need to crush and ground 4 tbsp. of watermelon seeds
- Cook the seeds in 2liters of water for about 15 minutes
- The tea from this amount of watermelon seeds should last you for 2 days
- Take a 1 day break from drinking the tea every 2 days
Consume the tea for a few weeks following these instructions and you will be able to notice the positive effects of the watermelon seeds tea.
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