Tuesday, 17 January 2012


Melons are a popular summer fruit and are packed with antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and they contain minerals which help the body to use its natural fluids more effectively. They are excellent for maintaining hydration in hot weather.

Melons, in particular, watermelon is cold and moist and has a cooling effect on the body. It is therefore extremely beneficial if it is eaten during hot weather. It is also particularly good at helping to alleviate symptoms for illnesses which relate to the digestive and urinary tracts as it is considered to be a potent cleanser. It is also associated with reducing the inflammation that contributes to conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis.

The consumption of Musk Melon with fresh dates can be traced directly to Sahih Hadith.

It is recorded that our Mother A'ishah (radhi Allahu anha) narrated, "The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) used to eat melon with fresh dates, and he used to say: "The heat of the one is broken by the coolness of the other, and the coolness of the one by the heat of the other.""Classed as Hasan by Al Albani - Sunan Abi Dawood Book 27, Hadith 3827

Musk melon can be grown organically in the UK in a heated greenhouse or outside in the garden in a tunnel - http://www.seedsofitaly.com/BIO_MELON_HALES_JUMBO/p1834925_8313668.aspx

Find out more about the benefits of Dates by clicking here.

Amongst the numerous benefits of rmelons, these below have been specifically recorded in the works of Ibn al Qayyim (rahimullah) with regards to the Prophetic Medicine;
  • It facilitates the hydration of the body and brain, helping to quench the thirst.
  • It eases constipation.
  • It helps to expel bladder and kidney stones.
  • It helps to cleanse the stomach of ailments just as vomiting does.
  • It purifies the vision.
  • It increases the level of spinal fluid.
  • It helps those suffering from inflamed haemorrhoids.
  • It helps reduce the symptoms of the common cold.

Watermelons (and other types of melons) are an excellent nutritious food for women whilst they are pregnant.

Studies have found that the consumption of watermelon can reduce the risk of certain cancers. Research carried out in Korea found that men with a high intake of watermelon, along with other fruit, had a lower risk of colorectal cancer. Another study found that those who consumed watermelon, along with other foods high in carotenoids, had a lower risk of prostate cancer.

Watermelon is most beneficial when it is eaten in season and at room temperature. Though if watermelon is to be served chilled, any possible harm resulting from the coldness of it on the stomach can be balanced by adding ginger to one’s meal.

It is best to eat watermelon before a meal or in the mornings for breakfast.

1 comment:

  1. Watermelon is rich in some of the most important antioxidants. It is helps the body in neutralising free radicals.



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