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Common Name: Watermelon | Scientific Name: Citrullus Vulgaris

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Watermelon is always served when its hot, because thats when it ripens. Historically, it was used to bring down body temperature when a person was hot from working in the fields, or when suffering from a malaria or infection related fever. Contemporary science reveals watermelon contains chemicals that do in indeed bring down body temperature. Once again, an ancient use of a plant has been validated. And, what a tasty way to cool down!

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