Date: 10 Oct 2023
Pumpkin has been known since ancient times - it has been cultivated for more than three thousand years!
Pumpkin has been known since ancient times - it has been cultivated for more than three thousand years. In Ancient Greece, the carved and cleaned pumpkin was used as a drinking vessel. In China, pumpkins were once carved, stuffed with coins and placed at the front of the house to attract wealth into the home as talismans. Again in ancient China, newlyweds were given a pumpkin as a wish for fertility. In Laos, there is a legend like that of Noah's Ark, according to which a local righteous man was warned of the coming flood and he hid with his family in a large gourd. Pumpkins have been used to drive away evil spirits in Thailand and Cambodia. Again in these countries they were also administered to cure infertility. Nowadays, more than half the world is captivated by the festival of Halloween.
Recently Halloween is celebrated in Bulgaria. It started as a holiday with which the Celts celebrated the end of summer and the beginning of winter. On this day, children dress up in scary costumes and ring from door to door collecting candy. If the owner refused to give them, they would invent mischief to punish him. This fun is known as trick-or-treat.
Pumpkin and its seeds are not as popular as other natural sources of health. It's time for people to look at pumpkin seeds more seriously because of the many benefits they can provide. They can be the gem of health that people are looking for.
Pumpkin seeds have high amounts of minerals that include copper, iron, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus.These seeds are rich in vitamin K. Pumpkin seeds are able to help lower LDL cholesterol in the human body. This is because they have phytosterol compounds.Pumpkin seeds promote sleep and lower depression. This is due to the presence of tryptophan in them which when absorbed in the body becomes serotonin, a good sleep inducer.
Pumpkin seeds contain a large amount of zinc, a very important mineral for preventing osteoporosis.They are also a very good source of vitamin E and B vitamins. Full of protein as mentioned earlier. They also reduce inflammation associated with arthritis. Pumpkin seeds have been found to have the ability to prevent kidney stones.
In some cultures, pumpkin seeds are used as a natural remedy for tapeworms and many other parasites. Pumpkin seeds are ideal for people who are at risk of developing prostate cancer. The oil contained in these seeds helps relieve urination associated with an enlarged prostate.
In the transitional season between winter and spring, many people complain of memory problems and sudden headaches. According to medics, this is most likely due to the depletion of vitamin reserves in the human body and a magnesium deficiency.Then pumpkin seeds come to the rescue, which are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and all the important essential amino acids.
Magnesium deficiency, responsible for some types of headaches and brain and nerve disorders, can be compensated for with half a cup a day of raw pumpkin seeds. Magnesium acts as a vasodilator and regulates the activity of blood vessels.
Raw olive-green nuts are particularly rich in monounsaturated fatty acids - such as oleic acid, which helps reduce bad LDL cholesterol and increases good HDL cholesterol in the blood.
It's autumn - dig pumpkins for the healthy seeds or for the smiles of the kids when you make a Halloween lantern