May 6, 2016

Pumpkin

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What other names is Pumpkin known by?

Calabaza, Citrouille, Cucurbita galeottii, Cucurbita mammeata, Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbitea Peponis Semen, Cucumis pepo, Field Pumpkin, Graine de Citrouille, Huile de Graines de Citrouille, Pepo, Pumpkin Seed, Pumpkin Seed Oil.

What is Pumpkin?

Pumpkin is a plant. The seed and its oil are used to make medicine.

Pumpkin is used for treating bladder irritation, kidney infections, intestinal worms, and trouble urinating due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Pumpkin is sometimes used in combination with herbs to treat symptoms of BPH.

The roasted pumpkin seeds are considered a snack food.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Taking pumpkin seed oil extract by mouth alone, or with saw palmetto, may help BPH symptoms.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Intestinal worms.
  • Bladder irritation.
  • Kidney infections.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of pumpkin for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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