Pumpkin Seed (Cucurbita pepo)

Definition:A symbol of health in China, the pumpkin contains seeds which have significant antiparasitic properties and are routinely used to rejuvenate the prostate gland. As a rich source of zinc, they are highly recommended for the male reproductive system. Pumpkin seeds are highly nutritional.
Scientific Updates:Recent Swedish clinical trials found the that oil constituents of pumpkin seed combined with saw palmetto effectively treated an enlarged prostate gland. Pumpkin seed has a reputation of being a non-irritating diuretic. Pumpkin seed contains a rare amino acid called myosin found in the seeds of certain Cucurbita species, which is the primary protein constituent of muscles.
Applications: Prostate disorders, intestinal parasites.

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