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Alternative Names

Watermelon, Semangka, Xigua, Kumati palam, Semangka, Pakwan, Taeng mo, Döa haáu

Scientific Name

Citrullus Lanatus

Why Do People Use Watermelon?

Oral preparations of Citrullus lanatus (Watermelon), like watermelon powder, are used as diuretic, demulcent, as tonic and pectoral. It is often used to treat bed wetting and to treat the infections of urinary passages. The seeds are also used as good vermifuge and have hypotensive effects as well. There is significant amount of fatty oil in the seed, as well as alcoholic and aqueous extracts, which are highly effective in paralyzing roundworms and tapeworms. The fruit is also thought to be diuretic, which is effective in the treatment of renal stones and dropsy. The fruit consists of a substance called lycopene- which also exists in the tomatoes skins. Normally, it is said that this substance can protect the body from heart attacks and in the case of the tomato more or less is more effective when it is cooked. However, the rind of the fruit is used in cases of diabetes and alcoholic poisoning. The root is thought to be purgative and in excessive dosage it is said to act as an emetic as well.

Is It Safe To Use?

Due to lack of reliable information, we can’t comment on the safety of watermelon.

How Effective Is Watermelon?

Watermelon powder is a rich source of the carotenoid lycopene and contains a significant amount of phenolic antioxidants. Watermelon may further consist of triterpene anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, cucurbitacin E and mixed amounts of the amino acid citrulline. There is also large amount of immune-supportive vitamin C in watermelon. This fruit is also a very good source of free-radical-scavenging vitamin A- mainly as beta-carotene. Furthermore, watermelon is a rich source of heart-healthy magnesium and potassium.

How Watermelon Works?

Citrullus lanatus is a source of phenolic compounds such as carotenoids, flavonoids and triterpenoids, which bless this fruit with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefits. Moreover, it also contains an abundant amount of lycopene. Alongside pink guava and grapefruit, watermelon is an extraordinarily concentrated source of this carotenoid. Where most fruits get their reddish color from anthocyanin flavonoids; however, watermelon gets it reddish-pink shades mainly from lycopene. The lycopene constituent of watermelons may enhance the ripening of watermelon. Therefore, make sure that your watermelon is optimally ripe. The lycopene in watermelon is a well-documented inhibitor of many inflammatory processes such as the production of pro-inflammatory mediators generated through lipoxygenase and cyclo-oxygenase pathways. Moreover, lycopene is a potent anti-oxidant as well.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Watermelon?

There is no significant side effect reported due to the oral or topical consumption of watermelon.

How Watermelon Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no interaction reported between watermelon powder and various supplements & herbs.

How Watermelon Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Watermelon Interacts With Foods?

No information available.

How Watermelon Interacts With Lab Tests?

No data available.

How Watermelon Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

No interaction found.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Watermelon?

There is no typical oral or topical dosage of Citrullus lanatus.


According to clinical studies, watermelon because of its thick skin is the cleanest and healthiest food product available, with minimal amount of reside toxins.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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