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Pumpkin Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
English Name
Botanical Name
Cucurbita Maxima, Cucurbita Pepo
Hindi Name

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Pumpkin Cures

Most Effective

Highly Effective


Action of Pumpkin

Most Effective

Highly Effective

Nutrients in Pumpkin

Highly Effective

Taste of


Parts Used

Flesh, Seeds

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Pumpkin

It may cause Stomach Upset.


Pumpkin is a fruit of a plant.
It is annual.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 90 Cm.
Best used for Digestive Disorders and Acne.

Materia Medica
Pumpkin seeds are good for an enlarged prostate.
They become more effective when combined with Saw Palmetto and Pygeum.
Pumpkin seeds are loaded with Zinc. They enhance immunity and produce antimicrobial effects. They fight and reduce the duration of Common Cold.

Materia Medica for Pumpkin

Single Herb

Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) for Acne

Zinc and Selenium found in Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) Seeds active against Acne. Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) Seeds fight against bacteria which cause Acne.
Wash some Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) Seeds and dry in sun. Grind them. Take one teaspoon powder and mix it with Rose water to make a paste. Apply the paste on affected parts. Let it dry and wash with normal water. Do it twice a day.

Pumpkin Seeds for Hormonal Imbalance

Chew 5-6 Pumpkin seeds a day .

Pumpkin Seeds ( Kaddu ke beej ) for Prostate Enlargement.

Eat one handful Pumpkin seeds after removing shells once a day.
OR : Crush one handful Pumpkin seeds. Boil in one glass of water. Strain. Drink once a day.

Pumpkin For Painful Ejaculation

Grind some Pumpkin seeds and take half tablespoon with Honey or Milk twice a day.

Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) for Cataract

Use juice of Pumpkin flower on the eyelids. Wash after 15 minutes.

Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) for High Cholesterol

Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) possesses Phytosterol and Omega Fatty Acids. These two nutrients helps to decrease the level of bad Cholesterol. It also promotes the production of good Cholesterol.
Grind dried Pumpkin seeds to make fine powder. Have half tablespoon once a day with lukewarm water.
OR : Mash the pulp of raw Pumpkin. Add some water in it. Drink a cup of it in the morning.

Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) Seeds for Depression

Chew half a teaspoon of Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) Seeds twice a day. It eases depression.

Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) Seeds for Tapeworms

Grind dried Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) Seeds. Take one teaspoon with lukewarm milk before going to bed.

Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) for Sallow Skin

Take one tablespoon pulp of Pumpkin ( Kaddu ). Mash and add one teaspoon of Sugar and one teaspoon Honey. Mix. Apply it over face. After 5 minutes, Scrub for a while and let it dry. Rinse with normal water. Do it daily for 15 days, then shift it to twice a week. This formula takes out the dead skin and gives glow to your skin.

Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) Seeds as an Analgesic

Extract oil from Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) Seeds Or purchase from market. Mix one teaspoon oil in a glass of lukewarm milk. Drink at bed time.

Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) Seeds for Breast Pain

Boil 2 tablespoons of Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) Seeds. Add 4 tablespoons of Carrier oil in it. Heat until it remains half. Strain. Massage with lukewarm oil for 10 to 15 minutes.

Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) for Low Platelet Count

Take half a glass Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) juice. Add one teaspoon of Honey ( Shehad ). Drink twice a day.

Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) Seeds as Memory Enhancer

Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) Seeds are rich in Magnesium. Magnesium improves the learning capability and improves the memory.
Include a handful of Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) seeds in your daily diet.

Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) for Arthritis

Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) seeds has Antiarthritic and Anti-inflammatory effects. These effects are useful to curb pain and inflammation related to Arthritis.
Grind fresh or dried Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) seeds with some water to make a paste. Apply it over the affected joint. Leave it for half an hour. Wash with normal water and pat dry the area. Apply any oil which has analgesic effect. In Addition, You may take dried Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) seeds in snacks.
OR : Roast dried Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) seeds on low heat. Eat 2 tablespoons a day.
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Herbal Combination for Heavy Metal Poisoning 2

Take 4 cloves of Garlic, hand full of Brazil Nut, 1/3 cup of Sunflower, 4 table spoons of Pumpkin seeds, 2 cups Coriander, 60 ml of Flax oil, 4 tablespoons of Lemon juice and 2 teaspoon Dulse powder. Mix them and grind. Add salt according to taste. Take one tablespoon daily for 15 days, every 6 months.

Herbal Combination for Sallow Skin 4

Take the following herbs :
Pumpkin : Kaddu : Pulp : Mashed : 1 tablespoon
Almond : Badam : Crushed : 2
Yogurt : Dahi : 1 tablespoon
Mix all ingredients. Add one teaspoon Honey ( Shehad ) to it. Now steam your face for 5 minutes to open the pores. Apply the prepared mixture and scrub. Rinse with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.

Herbal Combination for Breast Pain 2

Take the following herbs :
Pumpkin : Kaddu : Seeds : 1 teaspoon
Onion : Pyaz : Sliced : 5 gram
Azadirachta Indica : Neem : Leaves : 5
Put all ingredients in 20 ml of any carrier oil ( like: Mustard Oil, Coconut Oil etc. ). Heat until it reduces to one-forth. Use it to massage the affected area with finger tips.
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