Friday, February 12, 2010

Don't Throw Away Pumpkin Skin and Seeds

Particularly I am very much concerned about foods and its colors. Colors in food are one amazing thing to health too. According to 5 elements as water, wood, fire, earth and metal are represented and correspond to human 5 major organs of kidney, liver, heart, stomach and lungs. 

In Chinese herbalist theory believe that excessive or deficiency of an element may lead to illness. That’s the reason why I choose food therapy by colors in alternative home remedies. Vegetables and fruits in Red color pigment such as Roselle, Beetroot, and yellow in color like carrot and pumpkin are very commonly used in alternative natural healing or detoxify healing.
In 5 elements, Pumpkin is categorized as sweet food, strengthening food (Yang food) which encourages energy to expand upward and outward.

As for diet, the pumpkin includes the rich nutritional value, recently discovered in pumpkin has one kind of trace elements in the content of “cobalt” ingredient, which has the blood tonic or promote hematopoietic function. The multi-food pumpkin may also prevent and control hypertension, diabetes and the liver pathological change, sharpens human body immunity ability.

In traditional folk medicine, home remedies made from the wholesome food of pumpkin were used in treatment is wide and fully used by the whole plant, vine, fruit, seeds and leaves for alleviates illnesses for good health.

Qing Dynasty famous doctor Chen Xiuyuan said: “the pumpkin is excellent goods of the blood tonic”.
The pumpkin fruit contain the starch and vitamin A, and the calorie content is extremely high, It is easy to digest and has effect of the alleviation to diabetes patient may work as the staple food and it has the curative effect. The seed contains rich zinc element which is the natural hormone similarly to human body hormone, it also help in reduce the swelling of prostate gland infection by using the pumpkin seeds cook with tomatoes as soup.

What are the benefits of Pumpkin?

The pumpkin contains Beta carotene that absorption by the human body and transforms for Vitamin A. It also including of rich Vitamin E, can help to normalize pituitary hormone secretion, makes the child growth in healthy condition. It is also good for female as blood tonic, for treating irregular menstrual cycle.

Pumpkin in natural healing and it benefits:

1. against cancer:

The pumpkin can eliminate the nitrous acid amine the sudden change function, stops the cancer cell to appear.

2. Eliminates Parasite roundworm or tapeworm:

Improper diet, poor hygiene especially the unclean or uncooked pork can cause hookworm. Lacking of wholesome food and constipation may causes parasite worm in the intestinal tract.
Use of raw Pumpkin seed to get rid and have a intestinal cleanse to eliminates of the intestinal blood sucking parasites function such as larva, pinworms, roundworms and tapeworms, its curative effects for treating oxyuriasis (infestation with or disease caused by pinworms).

The method of simple alternative home remedy:

Method 1:

Raw pumpkin juice 500 grams

take with empty stomach, for continuously 3 days.
It helps to control of the roundworm.

Method 2:

Take about 20 raw pumpkin seed (remove the skin and crushed seeds) mixed honey.

• To be taken 3 times a day with empty stomach during fasting period.
• Or make into infusion with boiling water. Steep the crushed raw pumpkin seeds (2 ounces) for 20 minutes.

• Drink the water and eat the pumpkin seeds.

• Taking it for a week and they purged out a lot of dead worms if any.

3. treats hypertension and diabetes:

Eats the pumpkin particularly raw food or steams to half ripe due to its medicinal compound of pumpkin destructively and regeneration of damaged pancreatic cells. It may lower the blood pressure and balance the blood sugar to increase insulin level in the blood, help the diabetic insulin secretion normalization.

4. treats asthma:

Steams the pumpkin and blending with honey, twice daily and take it frequently may health to relieve and shown improvement.

5. It governs edema, Ascites (abdominal dropsy), Dysuria (difficult or painful in urination:

Take the pumpkin skin and barley to boil with 1000ml of water for 1 hour and take the soup.

Do not throw away the pumpkin skin, as it contains good substance of antibiotic effect with an antibacterial effect against microbes for yeast infection in human, it scares away germs and it has been long used as folk medicine.
7. Treats the bronchial tube asthma and the old age chronic bronchitis:

Fresh pumpkin 500 grams (Blend into juice)
• the red jujube 20 grains,

• Brown sugar (optional and depends on individual taste)

Boil the fresh pumpkin juice and red jujubes as soup and just take the soup twice in daily.

10. Treats dysentery:

Boil pumpkin leaves with 500ml of water for 1 hour.
Drink the soup only.

11. Cooling and healthy drink

Do not throw away the pumpkin skin, as it makes tasty and healthy cooling drinks and desserts with unwanted pumpkin skin.

12. Mango, tomato, pumpkin juice prevents prostate cancer:

With effective non-invasive and safer way for treating certain cancer by regularly intake of Mango tomato pumpkin seeds yogurt milk drink help in reduce of prostate cancer risk and treat enlarge of prostate gland.


  • 1 tbsp. raw pumpkin seed (Crushed)
  • 1 small slice Pumpkin (blended)
  • 1 Mango
  • 1 Tomato ½ cup of Yogurt or milk Lemon juice 1 tbs.
  • Honey

• Mango has the chemical compound known as “lupeol” is a potential agent against pancreatic cancer also is an anti-carcinogenic properties that fight well and suppression of tumor cells.

• Pumpkin has bio-available carotenoids the most powerful carotene and antioxidant derived from this wholesome plant food,

• and the compound of lycopenes in tomato also contain high amount of lycopenes as in pumpkin that can help to protect and treating enlargement of prostate gland.
Raw pumpkin juice with yogurt milk the taste is very much like papaya milk. It claimed to be good for intestinal trace system, and for men to prevent of prostate cancer.

Pumpkin Skin Dessert
~ Fried Sweet Pumpkin skin


  • 1 bowl of Pumpkin skin
  • 1 tbs of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tbs of brown sugar.

Simply deep fried the unwanted or remaining pumpkin skin with olive oil till crunchy, add in 1/2 tbs of brown sugar. It taste good and crunchy as dessert.


  1. Nice post, thanks for sharing this wonderful and useful information with us.

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  2. Hi, thanks for yr post. i didnt know there is so many beneficial effect from a humble pumpkin. I used to throw away the skin n seed. Now, I know wat to do with them to benefit my family. thank you!

  3. Pauline,
    You're welcome....keep reading :)

  4. Nice Information.

  5. This is the best so far Herbal Blog....Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work.


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