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Benefits of Muskmelon (Kharbuja) And Its Side Effects

Muskmelon (Kharbuja) Nutritional Value of Muskmelon (Kharbuja) Health Benefits of Muskmelon (Kharbuja) Uses of Muskmelon (Kharbuja) Side-Effects & Allergies of Muskmelon (Kharbuja) Cultivation of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)
Benefits of Muskmelon (Kharbuja) And Its Side Effects

Muskmelon is rich in nutrients and can be used for weight loss, healthy skin, healthy heart, improved immunity and eye vision. It helps to cure kidney stone and prevents complications or peoblems during pregnancy. It also eases menstrual cramps.

Muskmelon (Kharbuja)

Cantaloupe or muskmelon is a type of melon belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family. Its scientific name is Cucumis melo var. Cantalupensis. Musk melons are a powerhouse of health nutrients.They have a super high percentage of water content. They not only taste good but also have a wonderful aroma.

Nutritional Value of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)

Muskmelon or cantaloupe has rich calories,carbohydrate, protein, dietary fiber, sodium, vitamin A, folic acid ,niacin, Vitamin C. It is also nutrient enriched with good quantities of calcium, magnesium, potassium and carotenoids. It does not have fat, cholesterol or saturated fat.

Nutritional facts Per 100 grams

34 Calories
0.2 g Total Fat
16 mg Sodium
267 mg Potassium
8 g Total Carbohydrate
0.8 g Protein

Vitamins and Minerals

67 % Vitamin A
61 % Vitamin C
1 % Iron
5 % Vitamin B-6
3 % Magnesium

Health Benefits of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)

Health Benefits of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)
Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)

Strengthens The Immune System

Vitamin C and vitamin A in muskmelon strengthens immunity.It helps in stimulating the white blood cells in the body. Limphocytes are known for the body’s natural defense mechanism as they prevent foreign bodies from attacking as well as eradicating infections that attack the body. Being a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C also effectively combats free radicals in the body which damage the skin and are responsible for causing premature aging.

Cardiovascular Health

The anticoagulant properties of muskmelon because of the presence of adenosine in it help in blood thinning which automatically reduces the risk of heart ailments. These melons are also rich in potassium which controls blood pressure, thus keeping our heart healthy.

Prevents Cancer

Muskmelons have a high content of Vitamin C and beta-carotene. It can effectively combat and eliminate free radicals from the body which can otherwise supply nutrients to cancer cell growth.

Combats Stress

Cantaloupe or muskmellow is rich in potassium which normalizes the heartbeat and promotes the supply of oxygen to the brain.This makes us feel more relaxed and focused, thus acts as a stress remover. It also has superoxide dismutase which combats stress by lowering the blood pressure and relaxing the nerves.

Eye Health

The adequate amount of vitamin A and carotene present in muskmelon help in preventing cataract and improving vision

Prevents Diabetic Nephropathy

Diabetic nephropathy, a kidney disorder in which the kidney cells get dangerously damaged can be prevented by cantaloupe extract known as “oxykine” . Moreover, cantaloupe or muskmelon has a low glycemic index (GI) which means that fructose and glucose contained in cantaloupe is a simple sugar. This helps to prevent diabetic nephropathy.

Treatment Of Insomnia

Cantaloupe has powerful laxative properties. It contains a uniquecompound that relieve the nerves and calms anxieties. Thus, it helps insomniacs to get a sound sleep by eliminating sleeping disorders.

Treatment of Menstrual Problems

The anti-coagulant propert of muskmelon dissolves clots and eases muscle cramps during menstruation. Vitamin C present in muskmelon also helps to regulate menstrual flow.

Beneficial For Pregnant Women

High folate content in muskmelon removes excess sodium and reduces water retention problems in pregnant mothers. It helps in the production and maintenance of new cells and it also prevents neutral tube disorders in fetuses.

Beneficial For Lungs

Regular intake of muskmelon replenishes the body from the loss of vitamin A. It helps in rejuvenating the lungs and is particularly beneficial for smokers whose lungs have been severely damaged due to smoking.

Uses of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)

Muskmelon aids other benefits like skin and hair health.Skin benefits include hydration and rejuvenation of skin,skin cells regeneration. It helps prevent aging symptoms. Muskmelon is also used in the treatment of eczema and other skin problems. It also helps to combat hair loss and works as a perfect conditioner.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)

Use of muskmelon is better avoided during pregnancy and breast feeding.

Cultivation of Muskmelon (Kharbuja)

Muskmelon is native to Iran, Anatolia and the Caucasus., It is also cultivated in northwest India and Afghanistan. Muskmelons grow best with average monthly temperatures of 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit and ripen best in dry weather. They mostly favor loose, rich soil with a pH of 6.0 to 6.8 that is well drained.It is better if aged manure is added to the planting beds the fall before planting the seeds.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am 43 years old. Have thyroid (taking 100 mg tablet), umbilical hernia, sugar is 110. Had dry mouth from last month. Now detected with little tonsils infection. Also taking sompraz d- 40 capsules. But still I burp a lot. What should I do? How to improve my health?

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Might be you are having gerd, take more fluids, avoid spicy and oil foods, make some life style changes (daily exercise, yoga, meditatio), take more fruits espically papaya, banana,watermelon, muskmelon avoid citric fruits and cafene products take...

From last one I am facing the problem of excessive burping and throat pain, several medicine is also tried but no use. Following medicine is used rebonick dsr visco liquid betadine mouth wash azithromycin whenever excess acidity I am facing the problem of throats pain.

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Might be you are having lpr/gerd, take more fluids, avoid spicy and oil foods, make some life style changes (daily exercise, yoga, meditatio), take more fruits espically papaya, banana,watermelon, muskmelon avoid citric fruits and cafene products ...
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Hi mam I am pregnant with 5 month please tell me food chart to give baby with chubby fat and white colour india food chart.

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Homeopath, Vadodara
It is not possible to change the genes of the baby by food chart. Take seasonally available fruits and vegetables to have healthy baby. And take right supplements.

Hi doctor, from the last three days I am getting blood in stool. Normally I thought it's due to over heating in the body. So I took muskmelon juice, buttermilk, sabja seeds water etc. But often still I get blood. Please advise me the proper diet and medicine. Basically I am a marathon runner and used to gym earlier. Is it the cause?

BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
Are you constipated?1. Take home cooked, fresh light food. Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. 2. Increase the fibre in your diet 3. Increase your fluid intake 4. Avoiding straining and constipation which is the most useful thing patients can ...
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Hello doctor, What should I do if I accidentally ate muskmelon worm? Is there any harmful effects. What should I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
There is nothing to be done if you accidentally ate muskmelon worm and there will be no harmful effects.
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