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

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Cucurbita Maxima, Cucurbita Pepo
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Bei Gua,Beigua, Sun Gua,
Homeopathic Name
Cucurbita Pepo   -   Mother Tincture

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Pumpkin Cures

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Action of Pumpkin

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Nutrients in Pumpkin

Highly Effective

Taste of

Nature of


Parts Used

Flesh, Seeds

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Pumpkin

It may cause Stomach Upset.
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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.

Common Names

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Materia Medica for Pumpkin

Pumpkin General

Pumpkin is a part of the Cucurbitaceae family. It is called Kaddu in India.
Pumpkin contain nutrients like Beta Carotene and Vitamin C. These nutrients enhance immunity and make the body resistant to Infections. Pumpkin is a good source of Zinc. Zinc protects the body from oxidative damage.
Pumpkin is a natural source of Carotenoids. Carotenoids reduce the risk of Macular Degeneration and Cataract. The Vitamin C content of Pumpkin promotes vision. Eating Pumpkins regularly keep the eyes healthy and free from diseases.
It is a good herbal remedy in treating Diabetes. It enhances the production of insulin from the pancreas and regulates the level of glucose in the blood.
The high amount of fiber in Pumpkin is good for digestion. It eases the digestion process. The food is absorbed easily by the body. The food moves with ease through the digestive system. The chances of Constipation are reduced.
Pumpkin being low in calories, assists in weight loss. Pumpkin keeps you full for longer and avoids the habit of unnecessary eating.
It removes the extra salt and waste from the body.
Pumpkin stimulates the production of collagen. It reduces the signs of aging like wrinkles and dark circles. It provides a glowing and smooth skin.
It is an antiinflammatory herb. It reduces Inflammation and prevents Arthritis.
It is a good food for a pregnant lady. It contains all the vital nutrients needed for the development of the baby. Pumpkin prevents the iron deficiency and delivers the sufficient amount of oxygen to the fetus. This reduces the chance of premature delivery. It provides relief from Abdominal Cramps during Pregnancy.
Being high in Potassium, Pumpkin balances the blood pressure level in the body. Pumpkin keeps the heart healthy and prevents the occurrence of Heart Diseases.
The Vitamins in Pumpkin improve fertility in both men and women. It enhances the health and motility of the sperms. It improves the blood flow to the sexual organs.
The Pumpkin seeds are beneficial for prostate health.

Caution : Do not consume in excess quantity.
Keywords : Diabetes, Cancer, Abdominal Cramps, Inflammation, Arthritis, Aging, Constipation, Macular Degeneration, Cataract
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Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) for Acne

Zinc and Selenium found in Pumpkin ( Kaddu in India ) Seeds active against Acne. It fights against bacteria which cause Acne.
Wash some ( Kaddu in India ) 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 in India ) 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 ( Kaddu in India ) seeds to make fine powder. Have half tablespoon once a day with lukewarm water.
OR : Mash the pulp of raw Pumpkin ( Kaddu in India ). 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 in India ). 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 in India ) 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 in India ) 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 in India ) seeds in snacks.
OR : Roast dried Pumpkin ( Kaddu in India ) seeds on low heat. Eat 2 tablespoons a day.

Pumpkin as Immunity Booster

Consume 100 mg of Pumpkin daily.

Pumpkin for Energy

Prepare a cup of crushed Pumpkin. Drink it daily after a heavy workout.

Pumpkin for Blurred Vision

Consume a cup of crushed Pumpkin Daily.

Pumpkin for Entamoeba

Chew 1 teaspoon of pumpkin seeds in the morning on an empty stomach with 2 glasses of water.

Pumpkin for Magnesium Deficiency

Eat 1/8 cup of Pumpkin seeds after removing shells of the seeds daily.

Pumpkin for Myasthenia Gravis

Eat 2 teaspoons of the Pumpkin seeds after removing its shells daily.
Have 1 tablespoon of Pumpkin seeds daily.

Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) for Acid Reflux

Drink Pumpkin juice mixed with Sugar daily. It reduces gas and heartburn.

Pumpkin as an Aphrodisiac

Pumpkin seeds contains Fatty Oil, Protein and Vitamin E which is good for balancing a healthy sexual life.
Have 1 teaspoon of Pumpkin seeds daily.
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Herbal Treatment 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 Treatment 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 Treatment 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.

Herbal Treatment For Wrinkles 9

Prepare 100 gm puree of Pumpkin. Mix 1 Egg, one and a half tablespoon of Honey and 1 to 2 tablespoons of Milk. Mix it well and apply it to your face. Leave it for 25 minutes and then wash off your face with lukewarm water.

Herbal Treatment For Dandruff 34

Grind 3 to 4 Tomatoes to prepare Tomato juice and put a half teaspoon of Black Salt in it. Stir it well, Consume once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Dizziness 7

Soak the following herbs in water overnight.
1. Almonds ā€“ 8
2. Pumpkin Seeds - 8
3. Poppy Seeds ā€“ 1 teaspoon
4. Wheat - 3 tablespoons
Grind all the soaked herbs into a fine paste. Heat 1 tablespoon of Ghee. Add one teaspoon of cloves in it and fry. Add the paste along with 100 ml of milk and boil the mixture for 5 minutes. Add sugar to taste.

Herbal Treatment For Schistosomiasis

Mix 1 teaspoon each of Pumpkin seeds, Onions and Soy Milk. Have it daily.
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Prem prakash kanungo ( India/rajasthan )
04 Mar 2016
I have a enlarge prostate and I have problem in urine when discharge, it will take time 7-8 minutes therefore I request you pl. tell me regarding Pumpkin seed and how I take it to reduce the prostate enlargement
14 Mar 2016
Dear Prem Prakash I myself am a patient of Enlarged prostate. And today , I feel happy to share how Herbpathy helped to deal with this problem....
Buy Berberis Vulgaris Tincture from any vitamin shop or from internet. This is the Botanical name of a Herb that goes by the name of Barberry. Take 10 drops in water. ONCE ONLY. Wait for it to react for 2 days. Before feeling better you may feel a little worst. Don't worry. It will get better. Once it get better in 2 or 3 days then, repeat the dose. Now do not take this herb any more.
Buy Saw Palmetto capsules from any vitamin shop. You may not find Saw Palmetto alone. It may come with the combination of Pygeum. Buy it with Pygeum. Take 1 capsule. If you feel better, wait for 2 days. Take another capsule.
14 Mar 2016
Take 1 capsule at every alternative day as long as you keep getting better. Once you start feeling better, you think that the prostate enlargement has stopped, stop taking Saw Palmetto. Give a break of 1 week.
Then start with pumpkin seed oil. Take this for 15 days.
This is the entire regimen i followed, and i feel so relieved. I really wish the same for you.
Laurence Potter ( England )
04 Feb 2017
Every morning I grind up a heaped tablespoon full of pumpkin seeds and mix the powder in my porridge, this I have been doing now for 5 months but am finding now that for the last
2 months that I suddenly get the urge to urinate, I urinate 8 to 9 times a day.
Am I doing the right thing or not, I srarted taking them to help ward off any prostate problems. I am 79 and hardly ever have to urinate in the night.
L Potter.
Ujjwal Kaith
06 Feb 2017
Laurence Potter.
It is advised that you please stop the consumption of Pumpkin seeds at all. You have had enough. What is the exact Prostate problem that you are facing? If you are not then please stop the pumpkin seeds. The frequent urination is because of prolonged intake of pumpkin seeds.
Akinyemi ( Nigeria )
18 May 2017
What is Pumpkin called in Nigeria?
21 Aug 2017
it is called Ugwu in Nigeria
SANI HALIDU ( Nigeria )
14 Oct 2017
What is Pumpkin called in
hausa/fulfulde language ?
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