Energetics: Sweet/cold/sweet P– K+ V+ (in excess) Action: Refrigerant, febrifuge, diuretic, aphrodisiac
Indications: Watermelon (Chayapula)—summer heat, sunstroke, fevers, thirst, vexation, irritability, burning urine (taken with a pinch of corian- der), or burning sensations; blood purifier, cleans tissues; bleeding gums, canker sores in the mouth; high in vitamin A and C, (with seeds V=); antiseptic for typhoid fever. With cumin and cane sugar the juice helps urinary conditions, intestinal catarrh, and congested liver; Cantaloupe milder, is better for Váyu. For acne and rashes, and to promote soft skin rub melon rind on skin before bed. Watermelon binds the stool and flushes the kid- neys, but only eat them 3 hours after meals.
Contraindications: Eat alone.
Watermelon – do not eat at night or when cloudy (this causes edema or abdominal pain). Eating them in excess causes res- piratory problems. Not eaten with glaucoma