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Herb Information
Name: Watermelon
Biological Name: Citrulli vulgaris

Cucurbitaceae

Other Names: Watermelon, Xi gua
Parts Used: Fruit, rind, seeds
Remedies For

Diuretic, antipyretic.

Watermelon is useful for symptoms of overexposure to heat. For this, the rind should also be consumed. The ground seeds are an excellent diuretic and can also be used for urinary tract infections.

Dosage:

9-30 grams; I or 2 cups of the fresh juice is the best

Safety:

Watermelon should be avoided by those who have either too much dampness or too much coldness or a combination of both.

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