Watermelon (xi gua), rind (xi gua pi) August 27 2014
Watermelon is another Chinese herb that is also a food.
Chinese Herbal Properties: cooling, yin-tonifying, transforming
With its high content of antioxidants, flavanoids, carotenoids and vitamin C, this superfruit is understood by modern science to have superior protective effects on DNA against skin damage from UV light and pollution.
HISTORYIt is cooling, hydrating,and tonifying particularly to the Yin, which makes it superior for maintaining moisture balance in the skin leading to improved elasticity and tone.