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Watermelon: An All-In-One Fruit Remedy

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Watermelon: An All-in-one Fruit Remedy

Watermelon is a one of the best fruits for summer. Just imagine when you finish your workout in such a humid and hot summer day. If a huge bowl of icy watermelon is placed in front you, I am pretty sure you will dive in and enjoy it in no time.

White Tiger Decoction To Release Heat

It is called “Natural White Tiger Decoction” in Chinese Medicine. White Tiger Decoction is a formula to treat the condition of “heat” with major symptoms of high fever, extreme thirst, sweat, and flooding pulse. Watermelon has the effect of releasing inner heat, generating fluid and moistening dryness. Thus, it is used in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to treat “summer heat” patterns, especially for those with significant thirst and dark, scanty urine.

After eating watermelon, people will probably go to the restroom within a very brief time, and the symptom of thirst and heat will be released.

The major known nutrients in watermelon are:

  1. Citrulline
  2. Arginine
  3. Betaine
  4. Lycopene
  5. Phytofluene
  6. Vitamin C.

The diuretic effect of watermelon is probably secondary to increased synthesis of urea in the liver from the actions of citrulline and arginine.

Why You Should Not Over-eat?

If you eat too much watermelon, some of you may experience excess urination, dry throat, and even nose bleeding. This could be a “side effect” of watermelon being overeaten. This is because excess urination consumes more fluid (yin essence) of the body, and a condition of fluid depletion will result in yin deficiency.

Another caution to be taken is, not to eat the icy watermelon right after it is taken out of the refrigerator. This could be harmful to the yang of the body and create a big burden to the digestion system. You may have symptoms of catching a cold or even diarrhea after eating ice cold watermelon. For the most benefit, it is best to eat a moderate amount of watermelon at room temperature.

Warren Cargal L. Ac.

Warren L. Cargal, M. A., L. Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and also a diplomat with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has practiced Chinese medicine for over 15 years. He maintains an active clinic practice in Atlanta Ga. Cargal is also the CEO of acuatlanta.net an online eCommerce store offering Chinese herbal formulas, professional grade nutritional supplements and organic facial products. The store offers an extensive knowledge base of articles, research abstracts and monographs on herbs, formulas and supplements.

Warren Cargal L. Ac.

Warren L. Cargal, M. A., L. Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and also a diplomat with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has practiced Chinese medicine for over 15 years. He maintains an active clinic practice in Atlanta Ga. Cargal is also the CEO of acuatlanta.net an online eCommerce store offering Chinese herbal formulas, professional grade nutritional supplements and organic facial products. The store offers an extensive knowledge base of articles, research abstracts and monographs on herbs, formulas and supplements.

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