Pumpkin many people is a favorite vegetable, especially in winter, since this plant ripens in the fall and can be successfully preserved fresh until spring. Normally pumpkin is very often used for the soups, preparation of desserts, juices and food. We’re talking about the pumpkin and its healing properties.
Inside the edible part of the pumpkin is yellow-orange color. It is important to emphasize that this autumn vegetable is rich in antioxidants and beta-carotene (provitamin A), and minerals (especially zinc and potassium), vitamins (E, C, B) and fiber. With a regular use of pumpkin in the food, we provide protection of our organism against harmful effects of free radicals. Pumpkin also prevents cardiovascular disease, premature aging of our organism, cataract formation and degeneration of the tissues of our eye. Thanks to zinc provide support to our bone density and can serve as a good ally in the fight against osteoporosis. This herb regulates digestion and is recommended for people who have problems with the stomach. It acts as a laxative and is useful for combating constipation. Pumpkin is also one of the ways for weight loss.
Pumpkin for health and happiness
In addition, it is probably less known fact that contains the amino acid L-tryptophan inside the pumpkin meat. This tryptophan stimulates the secretion of serotonin of our body and feeling of happiness and induces good mood. So pumpkins as part of the daily food can prevent the occurrence of depression and preserve a clear state of mind.
Pumpkin seeds can prevent the formation of kidney stones. For that, you need every day to eat 5 to 10 grams of seeds. Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc and can now often added to natural resources that are used as a treatment for enlarged prostate. This mineral is essential for proper growth and development of children.
Pumpkin seed oil
Pumpkin seed oil, obtained by the cold method of extraction is recommended as a means to combat many ailments, especially when it comes to unpleasant problems with the prostate.
Pumpkin oil is a source of vitamin C, B1, B2, D, A (beta carotene), K and E, zinc (which explains its healing benefits for the health of prostate), magnesium, iron, potassium, as well as plant for antioxidants.
Besides being useful for men’s health, pumpkin seed oil contributes to strengthening immunity, reduces cholesterol, soothes the harmful effects of free radicals, positive effect on heart rate, blood pressure and other important functions. Due to the high amounts of beta-carotene, vitamin E and essential fatty acids, it is also useful for our skin care, so is used as an additive for different cosmetic funds.
Normally, pumpkin seed oil is used for frying and cooking of food. It is also healthy and excellent salad dressing which adds a very pleasant taste that is very similar to walnut.
An amazing source of natural healing is and pumpkin juice made from this plant.