Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds are the edible seeds of a pumpkin.  The seeds are calorie-dense and an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber, niacin, iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus. The seeds are a good source of riboflavin, folate, pantothenic acid, sodium and potassium.

 

Healing Properties

  • Pumpkin Seed Oil
    • Antiandrogenic
    • Reverses Balding: Promotes hair growth in male patients with mild to moderate androgenetic alopecia (AGA).
      • Mean hair count increases of 40% were observed in PSO-treated men at 24 weeks
    • Promotes Prostate Health
      • Inhibits testosterone induced prostate growth
    • 2,000mg of Pumpkin Seed Oil shown to Treat Post-Menopausal Symptoms:
      • Reduce High blood pressure
      • Hot flashes
      • Headaches
      • Joint paint
      • Lipid abnormalities

Disease & Symptom Treatment

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia, also called benign enlargement of the prostate, is a noncancerous increase in size of the prostate. BPH involves hyperplasia of prostatic stromal and epithelial cells, resulting in the formation of large, fairly discrete nodules in the transition zone of the prostate.
    • Pumpkin Seed Oil shown to inhibit the causative factors of benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Post-Menopausal symptoms
  • Calcium Oxalate Kidney Stones
  • Arthritis (pumpkin seed oil)
    • anti-inflammatory
  • Intestinal Parasites (dogs, cats, and humans)
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Insomnia
    • Contains Tryptophan
  • Male Pattern Baldness (Pattern hair loss)
  • Overactive Bladder
    • 10g pumpkin seed oil / daily

Sources

  • Effect of Pumpkin Seed Oil on Hair Growth in Men with Androgenetic Alopecia: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial
    • Author(s): Young Hye Cho,1 Sang Yeoup Lee,1,2 Dong Wook Jeong,1 Eun Jung Choi,1 Yun Jin Kim,3 Jeong Gyu Lee,3 Yu Hyeon Yi,3 and Hyeong Soo Cha4
    • Publication: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2014 (2014)
    • Institution(s):
      • 1Family Medicine Clinic and Research Institute of Convergence of Biomedical Science and Technology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Beomeo-ri, Mulgeum-eup, Yangsan 770-626, Gyeongsangnam-do, Republic of Korea
      • 2Medical Education Unit, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan 626-870, Republic of Korea
      • 3Department of Family Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan 602-739, Republic of Korea
      • 4Centum Family Clinic, Busan 612-020, Republic of Korea
    • Date: Received 13 February 2014; Accepted 4 April 2014; Published 23 April 2014
    • Link: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2014/549721/ (http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/549721)
    • Excerpt: ‘Mean hair count increases of 40% were observed in Pumpkin Seed Oil treated men at 24 weeks’

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