From the Desk of Dr. Hildy    ~~WATERMELON !!~~

H. Staninger© Sept. 4, 2012

IHS BioEthno Medicinal Botanicals Of Antiquity
 **Old World Medicinal Plants**

Available from:
Integrative Health Systems, LLC – 323-466-2599

Did you know that the watermelon is really a berry?  And what a sweet and delicious fruit it is to all of us who have eaten it during these long hot “microwavable” summers that stretch around the world.  Whether it is a little sugar baby or just a long green one it is always refreshing on hot summer day.   The fruit, rind and even the seeds have been known for their therapeutic medicinal use in ancient times in Persia, Egypt, Spain, Rome and Greece.

Watermelon has been reported as a very helpful in correcting abnormal kidney conditions, such as polycystic kidney, exposure to mycotoxins (Balkan Disease) and aids in the reduction of adenovirus within the kidney tissue.  Apparently there is an ingredient in the seeds, Cucurbocitrin, which has the effect of dilating the capillaries, the tiny blood vessels of the body.  Consequently, the pressure upon the large blood vessels within the kidney are then reduced.


Watermelon wedges are popular as desserts and they are also used in fruit salads, smoothies, popsicles, or mixed in a salad with pieces of cantaloupes, pears, apples and other fruits and berries.  It is quite a treat on a very HOT day, especially when served Ice cold.

For medicinal purposes, watermelon seed tea is prepared by crushing two teaspoons of the dried seeds and steeping them in a cup of hot water for an hour.  Stir and strain.  Drink a cup of this tea four times a day and see how it changes you kidney’s function.


In fact, most melons are rich in potassium, a nutrient that may help control blood pressure, regulate heart beat, and possibly prevent strokes. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines state that a potassium-rich diet helps keep salt from raising blood pressure and may also reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and possibly age-related bone loss. The guidelines encourage adults to consume 4,700 milligrams per day (while keeping sodium to less than 2,300 milligrams per day, which is one teaspoon of salt).


Watermelon has lycopene, which can help reduce the risk of several cancers.

Melons are also abundant in vitamin C, one arm of the now-famous disease-fighting antioxidant trio. Another arm that’s well represented is beta-carotene. Researchers believe that beta-carotene and vitamin C are capable of preventing heart disease, cancer, and other chronic conditions. No matter which way you cut them, when it comes to nutrition, melons are number one. Watermelon is a valuable source of lycopene (found in tomatoes) is one of the carotenoids that have actually been studied in humans. Research indicates that lycopene is helpful in reducing the risk of prostate, breast, and endometrial cancers, as well as lung and colon cancer. Whether you choose watermelons for their health benefits or simply for their good flavor, they can be an excellent snack, summer dish — or gardening project.

So when you do not know what really to eat you can always eat some watermelon and know that it is increasing striated muscles and giving you the nutrients your body needs beyond a daily amount.  

Adenoviruses are medium-sized (90–100 nm), non-enveloped (without an outer lipid bilayer) icosahedral viruses composed of a nucleocapsid and a double-stranded linear DNA genome. There are 57 described serotypes in humans, which are responsible for 5–10% of upper respiratory infections in children, and many infections in adults as well.

Viruses of the family Adenoviridae infect various species of vertebrates, including humans. Adenoviruses were first isolated in 1953 from human adenoids. They are classified as group I under the Baltimore classification scheme, meaning their genomes consist of double stranded DNA.  The virus can cause respiratory, conjunctivitis and gastrointeritis.  There are six types in human adenoviruses and also found in Ovine, Fowl, Sturgeon 

In the readings of Edgar Cayce, known as the sleeping prophet, AD-36 in the adenovirus would assist in killing Ascaris sp. (large intestinal round worms) in the intestines and sometimes liver and kidneys by using watermelon seed tea and celery seed tea, most notably helps with norovirus, rotavirus and enteric adenoviruses.

Nutritional Values of Watermelon Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories 46
Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 g
Carbohydrate 11 g
Protein 1 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sodium 2 mg
Vitamin A 865 IU
Niacin <1 mg
Pantothenic Acid <1 mg
Thiamin <1 mg
Vitamin B6 <1 mg
Vitamin C 12 mg
Calcium 11 mg
Magnesium 15 mg
Potassium 170 mg
Carotenoids 7,481 micrograms


IHS BioEthno Medicinal Botanicals of Antiquity™
**Old World Medicinal Plants**
Available from:
Integrative Health Systems, LLC – 323-466-2599



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