Refreshing and Tasty – Melon (Recipes)
It is used for refreshment and mental calm, to relieve aches as a result of bites and burns…
The melon (Cucumis melo) is an annual plant, which originated from Asia and Africa. Its fruit is yellow, fleshy, very juicy and sweet.
In folk medicine are used its fruits, roots and seeds. It is harvested from early May until late October.
The fruit contains water, sugar, protein, citric acid, vitamin C, carotene, an essential oil and a little copper, zinc and iron. Also in the seed there is water, nitrogen compounds, phytin, oil and several other compounds. In the root there are pectin, calcium, resin and wax.
Besides being used as a fruit, which can be consumed over the entire season, from melon are made healing coatings (against burns and stings). As a medicine is also used the emulsion obtained from ground seeds.
Bites and burns
As a beneficial act to calm inflamed mucous membranes in the digestive organs, it also soothes and relieves pain and external damage to the skin, like bites and burns. Melon juice should be applied on the sore spot or it can be put coatings with grinded melon or chopped into strips.
Against kidney stones or bladder stones
To prepare the cure for kidney and bladder stones take 1 kilogram of dried melon seeds, pour in 5 liters of water and boil until it becomes 3 liters. When cool strain and pour into bottles. Drink 3 times a day for 1 deciliter. Treatment lasts until the difficulties stop. This medicine can be prepared every day, so to be fresh. In this case you should take 1 tablespoon of seeds, grinded in a mortar and boiled for 2-4 minutes with 2 deciliters of water. Drink 3 times a day.
- Melon Juice
Manually or with a juicer squeeze juice of 1 melon, mix with yogurt and optionally add lemon juice and a tablespoon of honey. Decorate it with grinded walnuts and peeled almonds.
- Stuffed Melons
Take two small melons and cut them lengthwise, extract seeds, pour honey and put it in a fridge to cool. Mix 300g raspberries, blackberries, currants or other fruit as desired (or available at the moment). Before serving, melon is filled with this mixture and decorated with raspberries, blackberries, currants and mate cream.