- What other names is Pumpkin known by?
- What is Pumpkin?
- How does Pumpkin work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Pumpkin.
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.
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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