Pumpkin seeds are abundant and healthy food. In addition to caloric value, pumpkin oil is known for its content of some minerals and protective substances. Pumpkin seed oil is preferred in every diet, especially if you have urinary problems or prostate problems. It is also suitable for women who are going through menopause because of its healing properties. It contains carbohydrates, minerals, proteins but also unsaturated fatty acids and omega-6 and omega-9 acids.
The oil is rich in iron, manganese, magnesium, copper, zinc and selenium, as well as vitamins C, E, D, K and B. Healing properties of pumpkin oil The healing properties of pumpkin oil have been recognized since ancient times, and in addition to strengthening the immune system and stimulating kidney function, it has an excellent effect on eyesight and improves memory. Here’s what else it’s good for, these are the key things that men and women, especially the elderly, should use every day.
1. IT’S A SOURCE OF A LARGE AMOUNT OF MAGNESIUM
One quarter cup of pumpkin oil contains almost half the recommended daily dose of magnesium. Magnesium is essential in the body to maintain the system and create energy, maintaining stable heart and blood vessel function. Magnesium has a beneficial effect on bone development and growth, as well as the digestive system. Regulating blood pressure and preventing heart attack and stroke are also the task of magnesium in the body.
2. IT IS A SOURCE OF ZINC
Zinc boosts the immune system and helps for better and better quality sleep. It is needed for good cell growth and development, and to improve the sense of smell and taste, eye and skin health. Zinc from pumpkin oil regulates insulin levels and male sexual function.
3. IT IS AN EXCELLENT SOURCE OF OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS
In general, seeds and nuts are one of the largest sources of omega 3 fatty acids. Thus, pumpkin seed seeds are also effective for the body.
4. PROMOTES PROSTATE HEALTH
Pumpkin seeds are known to be part of the diet of men who have a genetic predisposition to developing prostate cancer. Pumpkin seed oil has a positive effect on the prostate, but also regulates urination and reduces pain. Just use a teaspoon of oil a day. It is recommended to use 1-3 teaspoons a day, alone or with a salad, sauce or some cooked side dish.
5. IT HELOS AFTER MENOPAUSE
Pumpkin seed oil can help regulate cholesterol levels. It raises good cholesterol which lowers blood pressure levels, frequency of hot flashes, headaches and joint pain.
PUMPKIN HAIR OIL
You can use pumpkin oil for body massage, tanning, but also as a tonic. One of the most famous applications is for damaged hair. This oil can help nourish the hair making it soft and tender. In addition, it is good to use in case of dandruff and dryness of the scalp. It is used very simply. Before washing your hair, pour a little oil on your palms and distribute it in gentle, circular motions over your scalp. Massage it well into the hair and scalp. Leave on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse.
RECIPE FOR HOMEMADE PUMPKIN OIL
In order to take advantage of all the beneficial properties of pumpkin oil, it is best to consume homemade pumpkin oil. You can buy pumpkin or grow it and make this healing oil yourself at home.
• 2.5 – 3 kg of pumpkin seeds (5-6 pumpkins)
Halve the pumpkins, separate the seeds and clean them thoroughly. Wash the seeds and dry them completely. Put the seeds in the oven. Heat it to 60ºC and leave the seeds at that temperature for a few minutes, taking care not to burn them. Take out the seeds and using a grinder mash them until you squeeze the oil out of them. Finally strain it and transfer to a glass jar. It would be best if the bottle or container is very dark. Leave it to stand for at least a month and then you can use it.