the largest in the world, wonderful curative berry
The plant has been obtained using the original way (which has a world priority) using the action of the preparations of pumpkin and watermelon nucleic acids. Kavbuz combines the features of parental forms, its yield is 20-30% higher, and it has a nice taste. It could be used both as forage and dietary plant, because it contains significant amounts of carotene and more than 15% of sugars (mainly fructose, but also sucrose and glucose), cellulose, pectin, proteins, phytin, phosphorus compounds, enzymes, A, B, C, B2, PP, E vitamins, mineral substances (sodium, calcium, magnesium, ferrum, cobalt).
Due to the presence of pectins and other biologically active substances kavbuz and the products of its processing (juice, jam, puree, confiture, dry powder) are the efficient remedy for the removal of heavy metals and radioactive nuclides out of the organism. These products are recommended at general organism exhaustion, for children's and dietary food, at diabetes, liver, kidneys, cardiovascular and nervous system diseases, dysbolisms (obesity, podagra, hypostasis), sexual disorders, especially impotence and prostate adenoma.
Kavbuz could be used as an efficient radioprotector and antioxidant in case of irradiation, which is important for prevention of Chernobyl accident consequences. Dietary fibers, such as pectin substances and cellulose, are of great importance. 500 g of kavbuz a day provides a half of a daily need in dietary fibers. Biological significance of pectins and dietary fibers on the whole, is provided by their ability to bind radioactive particles and to remove them from the organism. Heavy metals and toxic substances also bind pectin. It has been found that 1 g of pectin is able to bind from 160 to 420 mg of strontium.
Together with "KABOS" firm and Research Institution of Nutrition Hygiene of National Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Health of Ukraine we have worked out the technology of kavbuz puree production for nutrition and recovery of children, especially of Chernobyl accident zone.
Kavbuz seeds during 20 generations retain an intermediate round shape, yellow-brown color of the upper layer, reminding that of watermelon seeds, and white color of the other layer, showing up after the upper layer's removal and reminding the coat of pumpkin seeds.
The root is stalky, the stem is branchy, up to 3 meters in length, the leaves are large, of a roundish shape.
The berry is striped, of green color with orange shade, weight up to 25-65 kg; usually there are 3-4 berries per one bush. The coat is thin but firm, so the berry preserves well. The pulp is of orange color, soft, its thickness is 4-7 cm.
Kavbuz yields high harvests on different soils from southern regions to Moscow latitude in conditions of agrotechnics usual for pumpkin cultures. Molecular-genetic analysis of this plant allowed to determine the differences in genomic DNA nucleotide composition compared to watermelon and pumpkin, as well as protein and sugar composition differences, which confirms the availability of the method's use for generation of plants' new forms. At present a high-oil form of the plant - "Kavbudek" - has been obtained on kavbuz basis, and the amount of oil in kavbudek seeds reaches 45-55%.
Ways of use. Kavbuz is used as food and for prophylaxis and treatment of different diseases.
Kavbuz seeds, as well as those of ordinary pumpkin, are an efficient vermifuge. They are useful for children, pregnant women, elderly people, when chemical vermifuges are undesirable.
Liver-stone and gall-stone diseases, podagra, prostate tumors, presenilation and sclerosis require the use of the seeds' oil - 20-30 drops 3 times a day during 1-2 months.
Hypostasis, liver and kidneys diseases, arthritis, intestines atony, presenilation, atherosclerosis, diabetes, eczema and psoriasis require the use of kavbuz fresh pulp or its processing products in unrestricted amounts.
Productivity of domestic animals and poultry at kavbuz feeding increases significantly.
In 2003 the "Zdorovyaga" kavbuz has been registered in the State Register of Kinds of Ukraine.