Muskmelon is a species of melon that has been cultivated into many varieties. The smooth skin variants include – honeydew, Crenshaw and casaba and the netted variants include- cantaloupe, Persian melon and Christmas melon. This is a sweet musky flavored fruit with high nutritive value. Muskmelon has vitamin C, vitamin A, antioxidants such as gallic acid and ellagic acid, sodium, potassium, vitamin D, iron.
Eating a muskmelon can effectively manage
Cold and cough
Now that is an insane amount of benefit you can get from this humble fruit.
Muskmelon is very beneficial for our skin and hair as well if used topically.
Using muskmelon on dry, dull and tired skin is an excellent idea, as it helps to rejuvenate the skin and keep it fresh. Muskmelon contains a high amount of water that promises to keep your skin hydrated. You can make a home-made face mask using muskmelon and rosewater. Mix 1 tablespoon muskmelon pulp with enough rose water to make a thick paste. Apply this on the face and leave it on till 20 minutes wash it off with cool water.
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Enriched with folic acid, muskmelon makes way for smooth regeneration of cells, making your skin healthy and glowing. It protects your skin from free radicals and keeps wrinkles and fine lines at bay. Dip a cotton ball in muskmelon juice and dab on the face. Allow it to dry completely. Wash it off with cold water.
The exfoliating properties of muskmelon can help to treat dry and chapped lips. Using muskmelon can help to keep your lips soft, supple and hydrated. Mix 1 teaspoon muskmelon juice with some Vaseline petroleum jelly. Apply this on lips and rinse it off with warm water.
Eczema and psoriasis
Muskmelon is one of the most commonly used and effective remedies for treating eczema and other skin conditions. Muskmelon is useful in removing freckles. You can combine it with lemon as it contains antibacterial and antifungal properties which help in treating several skin conditions. Mix muskmelon juice with an equal amount of lemon juice and apply it on the affected area. Leave it for 10 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.
Muskmelon for hair
For strong hair
Using muskmelons regularly on your scalp and hair makes them strong, long & ensures that your hair is never prone to breakage and damage. It treats dry and dull hair effectively. Mix 2 tablespoon of muskmelon pulp, 1 vitamin E capsule, and 1 tsp sweet almond oil. Massage this on the scalp and let it remain for half an hour.
Muskmelon has the power to condition your hair which makes it soft while maintaining the health of your scalp & hair. You can combine it with banana and yogurt to make homemade hair conditioner. Mix muskmelon pulp with banana pulp and yogurt to make a thick paste. Apply this on the scalp and hair. Wash it off with lukewarm water for extremely soft hair.
For hair loss
muskmelon contains inositol which is an important compound that can prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. It is found in most of the citrus-based fruits, including muskmelons, which is why it is an essential ingredient used to fight hair loss. Mix muskmelon pulp with coconut oil and apply it on the scalp. Let it sit for one hour. Wash it off with cool water.
These are some benefits of muskmelon if applied topically.