Pumpkin seeds – and-effect and application

Pumpkin seed is helpful in prostate enlargement

Pumpkin seeds are in the Orient, what Chips are in this country – a crunchy snack. In Germany, the nutty flavor bread, refined in Austria is produced from them Styrian pumpkin seed oil. Nevertheless, most of the people just throw it away, if you prepare your pumpkin soup. Thus, a nutrient lands a bomb in the trash.

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An Overview

  • Pumpkin seeds are also a food as a remedy.
  • The seeds of the pumpkin contain Vitamin A, B, and E, polyunsaturated fats, mineral substances and trace elements such as selenium.
  • The Vitamin E in the seeds regenerates the skin.
  • Probably from the effect of pumpkin seeds a positive effect on hair growth and may help with prostate disorders.
  • Pumpkin seeds can be taken pure, roasted, but also concentrated as an Oil to be consumed.

Pumpkin seeds – ingredients and energy

Pumpkin seeds contain B vitamins in great quantities, a lot of Vitamin e, proteins, mineral substances, trace elements, unsaturated fats and fibre Added. The calorie content is 560 per 100 grams violently, to lose weight, they are not suitable therefore.

Against Hair Loss

Hair loss in men can be due to an Excess of dihydro testosterone (DHT). Of this male sex hormone controls the development of the secondary sexual characteristics of the man and the tires of the sperm. In the case of an excess of Hormone, the DHT collects at the hair of the head, follicles of the skin and shortens the time in which the hair grows. With time, the hair fall out.

DHT is created from testosterone, and only a few substances can reduce this conversion. Two of them are contained in pumpkin seeds. First of all, it is Delta-7-Sterol, this is the hair follicles occupied. It has the binding sites in the fog, no longer can DHT from occupying the Receptor. Secondly, it is Beta-Sitosterol, which prevents the formation of DHT from testosterone.
Anyone who eats a lot of pumpkin seeds, thus preventing that too much DHT in the body. Hair loss could be consequently prevented. Scientific studies are but still.

For the prostate

DHT is believed to play a role in a malignant enlarged prostate (BPH). This occurs mainly in older men. The prostate is far greater than normal, it pushes on the urethra and blocks it. The water have to let these men in a lot of pain, and the urine is only a trickle comes. Pumpkin seeds to counteract, therefore, an enlargement of the prostate. Also here applies: in valid trials, there is not (yet).


A drug against Arthritis is Indomethacin, which inhibits inflammation. Pumpkin seeds contain similar Complex, pumpkin seed oil, even in concentrated Form.

Kidney stones

Kidney stones consist of minerals that can not utilize the body. This includes calcium. This collects at certain Points, the “stones”. As the urinary stones then block the ureter, cause immense pain and slow down the flow of Urine.
Pumpkin seeds have a high magnesium content, which can balance the level of calcium. Studies have shown that pumpkin seeds help reduce calcium oxalate crystals are formed, and thus, you can prevent part of kidney stones.

Better Skin

Pumpkin seeds contain Vitamin E, which is involved in the formation of Keratin, zinc, sebum production slows and unsaturated fatty acids – all substances which regenerate the skin. Pumpkin seed oil is not only suitable for skin cosmetics, but also as a remedy for many skin problems, such as inflammation and acne skin.

Pumpkin seeds even roasting

You can buy roasted pumpkin seeds in Oriental shops – in Iran, Turkey or Azerbaijan, a bowl of it is always to Nibble on the table. Also in health food stores or health food stores there are, in addition in many super markets. You can restore them, but also easy to throw the “guts” of the pumpkin in the compost bin:

  • First you liberate the seeds from the fruit meat adheres to them.
  • Then you wash the last of the fibers in a sieve and clean the seeds at the end with a vegetable brush. The easiest way is, if you soak the seeds in water for several hours.
  • Lay out the seeds then put in a warm place on a kitchen towel for about a day to Dry.
  • Then add about two teaspoons of olive oil and the spices of your choice (for example, pepper, Chili, powder of AU gratin onions, cinnamon) to the seeds and mix everything in a bowl vigorously.
  • In a pan, you give so much olive oil that the ground is well-covered, add a tablespoon of salt and put in the pumpkin seeds.
  • Heat the pan with a lid on the hot stove. When the shells burst, take out the cores. Keep the seeds well, because they burn quickly.

Such prepared pumpkin seeds hold without air for several months.

Alternatively, you can convection the cores in a with baking paper lined baking sheet and roast for ten minutes at 160 degrees, after five minutes you apply it once. The shell can you eat it, it tastes like however woody. In the Orient one has developed it for the art, the shells, with the teeth aufzuknacken and the core pull out.

Pumpkin seed oil

Pumpkin seed oil is made from toasted seeds and is very valuable, as it contains the active ingredients of the nuclei in a high concentration. It is an excellent Oil for salads, which can be used in cold or warm dishes. It is not suitable for Frying. The Oil is green to reddish brown. It tastes nutty with a mild spice and has a very intense taste of its own.

Pumpkin seed oil as a remedy

Pumpkin seed oil contains in the seeds existing selenium and Vitamin E in high concentration. It acts as an antioxidant and also slows free radicals. Linoleic acid and phytosterols in the Oil lower the level of cholesterol in the blood. Since the Oil inhibits inflammation, Doctors against rheumatoid Arthritis. The polyunsaturated fatty acids to expand blood vessels and lower blood pressure, help against heart and circulatory weakness.
In folk medicine, pumpkin seed oil plays a role in the treatment of the following diseases:

  • Hardening Of The Arteries (Atherosclerosis),
  • Prostate suffering,
  • Cystitis,
  • Discomfort during urination,
  • Irritable bladder,
  • Muscle cramps,
  • Diseases of the kidney
  • and worm infestation.

The high proportion of Vitamin E, Vitamin A and carotenoids, ensures that pumpkin seed oil is sought after for the manufacture of skin care products. Creams with pumpkin seed as a carrier oil to help against dry skin and wrinkles, so they are slowing down the aging processes of the skin.

The Styrian Oil Pumpkin

In Styria, there is a special Pumpkin, the Styrian oil pumpkin. This has no woody seed shell, so the Oil can from him, well out of the presses. Until the 18th century. Century took advantage of the Styrian peasants, thick-skinned pumpkins, then she raised the thin shell specifically. The variety is now widely distributed in Styria, Burgenland, Hungary and Slovenia. The pumpkins are up to ten kilograms and need sandy loam soils, as well as a specific heat and moisture.

In the autumn of up to 1000 cores to be taken from a pumpkin, this work is clean Pumpkin and is usually done on the field. From the halved pumpkin, the inside flesh is torn out with the seeds. The pumpkin itself is not used, shell, meat, leaves and shoots remain on the field and are later plowed with the Tractor – they serve as a fertilizer.

The washed seeds to dry at 50 degrees, later they are ground. The pumpkin seed flour to stir the producers with salt and water and roasting it until the water evaporates. While you continuously stir the dough. The finished pulp is pressed by the Ölschläger with a wooden wedge, and strikes the dough. Freshly pressed, the Oil rests for a few days until the suspended solids have settled. In a cool and dark pantry it lasts nine months or more. A Liter of Oil contains the nuclei of 35 medium-sized pumpkins. Therefore, it is also very expensive.

Pumpkin seed oil culinary

Pumpkin seed oil has a mild like extraordinary taste. You can have soups, salads, egg dishes, dishes with beef or Brawn enriched. Ice cream parlors use it as a flavour carrier in Ice cream. Experimenting is worth it! (Dr. Utz Anhalt)