Tomato’s vitamin C content is about 10 times that of watermelon. With the protection of organic acids, its vitamin C content is not easily altered during storage and cooking. Tomatoes are also more readily utilized by the body (digested). Tomatoes can also be beneficial in the treatment of scurvy, purpura, influenza, and lesions. If you’ve never heard of these ailments — thank a tomato. Vitamin C deficiency is the cause of many of these diseases — and tomatoes have lots of it.
Crush fresh ripe tomatoes after removing the skin and seeds, and apply the puree to the wound two or three times a day to kill bacteria and prevent infectious skin diseases.
Crush fresh ripe tomatoes until pureed and add a little sugar. Apply the mixture to the face every day to make the skin feel smooth and delicate. Applying tomatoes in this manner can help to maintain good looks and prevent aging.
Reducing cancer risk
In light of the fact that tomatoes are very nutritious and facilitate heat elimination, detoxification, and the suppression of pathological changes, eating one or two fresh ripe tomatoes every day can help to reduce the risks of certain cancers.
Controlling blood pressure
Eating one or two fresh ripe tomatoes with sugar every morning when the stomach is empty can help to lower blood pressure.
Reducing anemia risk
Eating a fresh tomato, an apple, and 15 grams of sesame once or twice per day can help to prevent anemia.
Treating gastric ulcers
For patients suffering from mild peptic ulcers, drinking equal amounts of squeezed tomato and potato juice in the morning and evening for 10 consecutive days can help to alleviate the condition.
Boil a spoonful of diced tomatoes along with a half spoon of chopped celery and carrots, and a half spoon of lard. Add the ingredients to rice porridge, along with a moderate amount of salt, to aid in the treatment of hepatitis.
To help prevent the onset of heatstroke, boil one or two sliced tomatoes with a little salt or sugar to create a soup.
Treating a high fever
Drinking equal amounts of squeezed tomato and watermelon juice every hour can help to bring down a high fever.
Treating bleeding gums
Eating fresh tomatoes regularly for half a month can prevent bleeding gums.
The writer of this story is not a medical professional, and the information that is in this story has been collected from reliable sources — every precaution has been taken to ensure its accuracy. The information provided is for general information purposes only, and should not be substituted for professional health care.
Translated by Billy Shyu