The medicinal use of pumpkin seeds is common among many nations, such as in China, where, as we know, ancient medicine is one of the most effective and wise in the world.
Pumpkin seeds contain from 44% to 50% oil fraction (rich in mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids), high in fiber (23-27%), protein (37% to 40%), rich in minerals, especially zinc, magnesium and potassium, vitamins, folate salts, and other nutrients.
Pumpkin seeds have anti-inflammatory properties, especially in diseases of the prostate and urinary tract.
Pumpkin seeds are a good source of magnesium and, according to French studies, people with higher levels of magnesium in their blood live longer and have fewer serious diseases.
Pumpkin seeds have a greater therapeutic effect if taken fresh and raw. It is better to soak them in the evening and eat them in the morning.
Salted and roasted / fried pumpkin seeds have no healing properties and nutritional value.
Rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, the oil contained in pumpkin seeds has been proven useful in treating bladder and prostate problems (hyperplasia).
Other benefits of pumpkin seeds:
– are good for the health of the heart: the oil contained in pumpkin seeds is comparable in composition to olive oil.
– High blood pressure: They are rich in potassium, which plays an important role in controlling blood pressure.
– constipation: the concentration of fiber in pumpkin seeds is quite high, which makes their daily consumption an excellent tool for the prevention and treatment of constipation.
– Skin, Hair, and Vision: Pumpkin seeds are rich in Vitamin E, with recognized antioxidant activity, and their daily use fights premature aging not only of the skin but also of the cells of the whole body.
They are also rich in Vitamin A, which prevents eye diseases, especially macular degeneration and cataracts.
– prostate: It is considered one of the best natural remedies for preventing prostate and urinary tract problems.
– eliminate parasites: For a single dose of treatment, the indication is 100 to 150 grams(3.5-5 0z) (children) and 200 to 250 grams (7-9 oz) (adults) on an empty stomach.
Here are some tried and tested pumpkin seeds recipes:
Prescription for prostate problems
150 g whole(5 oz) (fresh, raw, unpeeled) pumpkin seeds add to 1 liter(33 fl oz) of filtered water and cook for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and strain. Drink 1 glass of this water three times a day.
Pumpkin syrup for asthma, cough, and bronchitis
- 60 grams (2 oz)of pumpkin seeds
- 2 tablespoons of natural honey
- 200 ml of purified water
- 20 drops of tincture of propolis
Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Take 1 teaspoon 5 times a day. It can be consumed by children over 2 years of age, but the dose should be reduced to half for ages 2 to 7 years.
Flour of pumpkin seeds for cholesterol, triglycerides, diabetes, and constipation
– raw pumpkin seeds
Allow the seeds to soak in water for several hours and rinse. Then dry at room temperature. Put the dried seeds in a blender and grind until a fine powder is obtained.
Store the flour in a jar with a lid. The recommended dose is no more than 3 tablespoons daily.
This flour can be added to ready-made soups, salads, and desserts.