The musk melon occupies a place of pride among the summer delicacies. The fruit is called muskmelon from the musklike odour it emits. The ripe melon is highly nourishing. The seeds of this fruit yield sweet edible oil, which is nutritive and diuretic.
The fruit is a valuable diuretic food. A quarter Kg.of this fruit should be used in summer and a piece of sugarcandy sucked after its use. The regular use of musk melon 3 or 4 times daily causes profuse micturition.
The use of water should be restricted with this treatment. It may be replaced by slightly sweetened milk. The pulp of the fruit being a powerful diuretic is highly useful in cases of scanty or suppressed urination.