Good health can be expensive, so many people are in search of alternative treatments that not only work, but are readily available and relatively inexpensive. Sometimes the simplest treatments are the most effective. Pumpkin seeds have recently made the news as a health alternative with many healing properties.
Because pumpkin seeds are considered to be a type of diuretic, some families are finding them useful in helping to treat bedwetting in children (by giving the seeds to the children throughout the daytime hours to ensure the children are going to the bathroom enough during waking hours) and also to help soothe the bladder. Because of the internal healing properties eating pumpkin seeds can have, there is some evidence that the seeds can be used to soothe symptoms of a bladder infection. Also for urinary tract infections, take pumpkin seed oil (10 drops, three times per day) on the tongue. This can also be helpful in boosting the immune system, especially for helping lung and mucus membrane health. Do this for four weeks.
There is also scientific evidence that proves pumpkin seeds, when eaten on a regular basis, can help dispel tapeworms and other parasites from the human body. To expel worms from the human body, grind 200 to 400 grams of dried, unpeeled pumpkin seeds into a pulp, mixing the pulp with milk and honey until it is a porridge-like consistency. Consume on an empty stomach in the morning. After approximately two to three hours, consumer castor oil. Repeat this process the following morning.
Finally, grind dried pumpkin seeds into a pulp (add a small amount of water or grapeseed oil if needed) and apply directly to burned skin to help the skin heal.
Pumpkin seeds are available everywhere, even if once we are past the Halloween season. You can collect and bake your own seeds around Halloween or you can simply purchase them in any average grocery store. With as many health benefits as the seeds have, it can’t hurt to consume a few seeds a day. In fact, evidence shows that this could be extremely beneficial to your overall health.
The early Native American Indians planted pumpkins together with beans and corn. This combination was referred to as “the three sisters”. The vines from the beans were supposed to climb the corn stalks and large leaves from the pumpkin would shade the soil, which would shade the soil naturally, keeping it moist. The soil would hold the nitrogen that was released by the beans. Early American settlers learned that the pumpkins were used for much more than eating from the Native American Indians. Some used an emulsion made of pumpkin and watermelon to heal wounds and tribes in Wisconsin would regularly drink a mixture of powdered squash, pumpkin seeds and water, claiming that it would ease the passage of urine. Grinding the seeds into a tea was also used to help “female problems”