Cantaloup

Other Names

Rockmelon, Cantaloupe, Canteloupe, Muskmelon, Mushmelon, Sweet Melon, Spanspek, Persian Melon, Kantalup, Musk Melon

Description

Cantaloupes range from one to ten pounds in weight. It was originally referred to as the non-netted flesh melons of Europe. It is one of the most popular melon varieties in the United States. They grow in warm temperatures and descend from tropical plants. They have to be carefully washed to prevent moulds.

Ingredients

Sugars, Carbohydrates, Dietary Fiber, Protein, Fat, Vitamin A, Beta Carotene, Lutein, Folate, Choline, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc

Collection period

May to July

Used Parts

Fruit, Seeds, Juice, Root

Uses

  • Cleanses the skin

  • Cleanses the system

  • Promotes digestion

  • Skin moisturizer

  • Treats burns and abrasions

Properties:

  • Antitussive

  • Bitter

  • Digestive

  • Emetic

  • Expectorant

  • Purgative

  • Stomachic

Application

The fruit is a popular dessert and eaten when ripe. It is also the base and flavor for many refreshing drinks. The seed is ground into flour and mixed with water to make an emulsion. It is used to expel tapeworms and other related parasites.

Summary

Cantaloup is a refreshing and mild-flavored fruit made into a popular dessert. It cleanses the system and brings many benefits to the skin. It is eaten as a dessert, salad and enjoyed with custard or ice cream. It is a cooling cleanser and also made into a skin moisturizer. It is also a competitive first aid treatment for abrasions and burnt skin.

Side Effects

The sprouting seed produces a toxic substance in the embryo.

References

  • Botanical. com, Melons: http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/m/melons30.html-

  • Natural Medicine Herbs.com, Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis: http://www.naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/c/cucumis-melo-cantalupensis=cantaloupe-melon.php

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