How to live longer: Health benefits of the 'alien-looking horned melon' – expert


The seeds of horned melon contain linoleum (an omega fatty acid) and oleic acid, with the latter “thought to help in lowering blood pressure”.

Its pulp contains beta carotene, which strengthens the body’s defence mechanisms and sustains eye and skin health.

Ideal blood pressure for longer life

According to the NHS, an ideal blood pressure is between 90/60mmHg to 120/80mmHg.

You are able to buy blood pressure monitors at pharmacies so you can test at home.


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