Get a Healthy life with Cucumis Melon and Garlic and Avocado

Cucumis Melon -  One of The Kidney Stone Cure Vegetables in The World

Kekiri is known as cooking melon. Its scientific name is Cucumis melon. Kekiri is a nutrition-rich vegetable widely grown in Sri Lanka. Kekiri is cultivated in the dry zone in Sri Lanka. Its Tamil name is Karkat.  This plant is grown in Japan, Korea, India and China.  Cucumis melon is a member of the horticulturally diverse ground family Cucurbitaceae. It is native to Central Asia.

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Kekiri is a herbal plant, the most important food for our life. It helps to prevent the formation of stones in the urinary system. It has a good ability to act against urinary tract infections. People use this food as fruit also. They like to drink kekiri juice because it is a cooling food.

Cucumis melon is a nutrition-rich food. There are three varieties of this plant. They are Hena kekiri, Ambul Kekiri and Bitter Kekiri. All of these varieties are used in Ayurveda medicine. Burning sensation, headache, skin disease, urinary problems and urine stone are those diseases.

This food is cultivated from its seeds. The fruit is green and yellow in colour. This vegetable can protect without any trouble in two months after plucking.

Health benefits of Kekiri

1.    Kekiri is one of the famous plants for curing kidney stones. It is said that kekiri juice is good for it.

  1. Good for urinary tract infection
  2. Control blood sugar
  3. Good for liver diseases
  4. Use for some fairness pulp.
  5. Help to cool your body
  6. Good for some skin diseases.

Kekiri is a famous vegetable among kidney patients.  It is easy to cultivate in your home garden also. Try to add kekiri to your weakly vegetable bag. It will give you a healthy life.  

Get a Healthy life with Garlic

Garlic is a species of the Amaryllidaceae family. It is closely related to the onion plant family. Garlic is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. Now garlic is grown around the world and is known as a white bulb. Garlic is native to central Asia and Iran. It is said that garlic has been cultivated in Mesapothemia 4000 years ago. Egyptian people also know about Garlic as a medicine. There are two varieties of garlic. It is named Artichoke and silver skin. Commonly garlic bulbs can yield 12 to 16 small cloves.

Get a Healthy life with Garlic

How use Garlic for food

Garlic is used to flavour many foods.  When you are cooking meat or fish with garlic it gives you a tasty curry.  Garlic has abundant antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Some people like to eat garlic with honey. These both are high in antioxidant compounds. It helps to balance your immune system and prevent illness. Some people like to eat garlic tasted and fry. It helps to control blood pressure. As an Ayurveda medicine, Sri Lankan people use this food after the boil and its water. It helps to recover fever.

Garlic productions

Garlic butter, garlic oil and garlic powder can be bought from the supermarket. But people like to buy raw garlic to cook. When you are eating garlic raw it gives you a bad smell from your mouth. Garlic produces a chemical called allicin. Allicin makes garlic smell. People likes to cook garlic with coconut milk as a curry. It helps to recover from so many diseases. 

Get a Healthy life with Garlic

Side effects

When you are eaten raw garlic, it may be increasing your gas in the stomach. Somebody can’t eat raw garlic because it may cause diarrhoea.

Health benefits of Garlic

  1. helps to reduce blood pressure
  2. reduces blood sugar
  3. helps to boots immune system of your body
  4. Reduce bad cholesterol level
  5. Helps to weight loss
  6. decrease body fat
  7. recover pain of arthritis
  8. help to cure osteoporosis
  9. protect your brain from common diseases
  10. help to prevent cancer.

Why Avocado Is Getting More Popular

Avocado is a healthy food that very famous in Sri Lanka and other countries. It cultivated in tropical climate countries. Mexico is famous for this fruit. Avocado is classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceous. It is well known as Aligeta pear or butter fruit. The one fruit has one seed and it helps to grow another plant of avocado. The seed is brown in colour and round.

 Avocado fruit is normally green in colour but when ripe it became purplish, black or brown colour.   It is the fruit with vitamins and carbohydrates and domestic varieties have a buttery flesh when ripe. Usually, the fruit must pluck before ripe. Avocado is a great source of vitamins C, K, E and B6. It is high in healthy fats.

 Products made from avocado

Avocado juice, Sause, paste, powder soap and oil are famous production of Avocado. The green colour fruit juice is very famous because it gives natural colour and health benefits. It is easy to prepared avocado juice. First, you have to put the avocado paste into the glass and then add it to water. If you want you can add a bit of sugar. next, you can mix it well. It will give you a tasty food drink.  

 For healthy skin

Avocados protect your skin. Some people like to use it as a face mask. It is great for moisturizing the skin, healing acne and reducing inflammation. If it uses with honey, it is great for reducing pores and blackheads.  Avocados help you to give the smoothest skin conditions prevent skin damages and dry skin. It minimized breakouts and improves skin elasticity.

Avocado oil

Avocados can be seen in different forms. Avocado oil is used as a medicine. Sometimes it is used for cooking. Avocado leaves are also medicine. Avocado oil helps to hair look smooth and shiny. It prevents from breaking hair. Avocado oil can be used for moisturizing the hair.

 Avocado spread

Avocado spread is used like butter for morning meals with bread. The soft creamy texture of avocado can give babies first food. Sometimes Avocado instead of mayonnaise in sandwich or salad.

How does Avocado protect your life

  • Avocados may even have a role to play in cancer treatment.it is a cause for the death of cancer cells.
  • Avocado is rich in folic acids. So, it is very essential for pregnant women.
  • Avocado contains high levels of folate. It helps to decrease the risk of depression.
  • It helps to lower cholesterol.
  • Avocado is great for vision. It helps to keep the eyes healthy.
  • Avocado is osteoporosis prevention food. It is rich in vitamin K so; it helps your bone health.
  • Avocado is very high in potassium. The fruit help to keep healthy blood pressure levels.
  • It helps you with weight loss and metabolic health.
  • It reduces the risk of heart disease

Avocado price in Sri Lanka 

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