The media has made a big story of watermelon having Viagra-like effects since watermelons contain a substance called citrulline which converts into the amino acid arginine. Arginine helps dilate blood vessels. Because of this biochemical connection, Bhimu Patil, a researcher and director of Texas A&M's Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center was quoted saying, "Arginine boosts nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels, the same basic effect that Viagra has, to treat erectile dysfunction and maybe even prevent it." Well, this is all the media needed to hype this story. But, does eating watermelon flesh or rind have any sexual enhancing effects?
   Comments: I love watermelon, it is one of my favorite fruits. I actually love the combination of watermelon and feta cheese. I have been known to eat half a large watermelon at one sitting. I have not noticed any Viagra-like effects from eating watermelon or drinking watermelon juice. I have also tried citrulline supplements and arginine supplements and have not noticed a significant effect on erectile function. Even if citrulline and arginine dilate blood vessels, their effects are brief. If you really want to enhance libido, sensation and sexual stamina, Passion Rx with Yohimbe is one of your best options or consider a number of sexual herbs that are quite potent. See http://www.raysahelian.com/watermelon.html or, for citrulline information, see http://www.raysahelian.com/citrulline.html. To learn about herbs that increase sexual urge, see http://www.raysahelian.com/libido.html.