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August 6, 2019

Stay Cool and Beat the Heat with the Benefits of Watermelon

Now that we’re in the height of summer, many of us are looking for ways to stay cool and beat the heat. One classic summer food that can help us do just that is watermelon. Everyone knows how sweet and refreshing a juicy slice of watermelon on a hot day can be, it’s a summertime ritual for many of us.

In Chinese Medicine, watermelon is used medicinally to help cool and clear summer heat. It nourishes fluids and helps promote urination, making it an excellent medicine for clearing heat from the body. It also has a sweet calming nature for the spirit.

Here’s a cooling summer recipe for a Watermelon Salad:

1 small watermelon, sliced into cubes and seeds removed
½-1 cup jicama, sliced
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped mint
1 tablespoon basil
4 tablespoons raw hemp seeds
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Pinch of Himalayan salt

Mix all ingredients together in a large salad bowl and enjoy.

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Blog content created and contributed by AIMC’s Herbal Pharmacy Director, Athene Eisenhardt LA.c.

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