PUMPKIN FOR CHOLESTEROL, CANCER, PROSTATE, KIDNEY STONES


Pumpkin botanically known as Cucurbita pepo DC, belongs to family cucurbitaceae. Grown in central America at least 9000 years , pumpkin is now cultivated all over the world for its enormous  globular fruit. Seeds and fruit flesh are used. Pumpkin are very high in potassium and sodium. They are alkaline in reaction and are a fair source of Vit B, and C
Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc , calcium and vit. B
Pumpkin  juice is very useful in cases of sunstroke, heat stroke, acidity and liver troubles. It keeps the body cool during hot summer months
MEDICINAL USES
Cholesterol-It is one of the very  low calorie vegetables. It is rich in fibres, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. So it is recommended in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programms
Cancer- Cooked pumpkin eaten daily in the diet , prevents cancer
Prostate enlargement- Pumpkin seeds are prescribed  to treat  ailments of the prostate gland. In particular the seeds combination of high zinc content and diuretic effect makes it a good remedy for on cancerous prostate enlargement
Renal stones-Juice of fresh ripe pumpkin taken regularly helps to get rid of kidney stones
Migrane-A poultice of raw pumpkin pulp is good for migraine headache
Skin-Pumpkin juice is applied externally on the face to remove dirt, black spots, and to make the skin soft and lovely
Goitre- Juice of mature pumpkin mixed with bida and rocksalt and used as snuff destroys acute goitre
Worms- Pumpkin seeds and onion mixed together with a little soy milk and honey , taken daily for weeks , makes a great remedy for parasitic  worms in the digestive tract
Eye- Zea  xanthin a  natural anti oxidant  which has rays filtering actions  in the macula lutea in retina of the eyes. Thus it helps protects from age related  macular diseases of the elderly. Moreover it contains more Vit A, which helps for better eye sight



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