English name: Pumpkin Seed Extract
Botanical name: Cucurbita moschata.
Part Used: Seeds
Active Ingredients: Fatty acids(test by GC)
Appearance: Light yellow powder or almost white powder
1. Pumpkin seeds have many health benefits, being a particular nutrient-dense food, some of which include a good source of protein, phytosterols, fiber, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, calcium, potassium, zinc, phosphorous, selenium, folate, niacin, and other vitamins and amino acids such as tryptophan, arginine and glutamic acid. One gram of pumpkin seed protein contains as much tryptophan as a full glass of milk. The seeds are said to lower cholesterol. The seeds contain linolenic acid, a nutrient believed to help prevent hardening of the arteries. Eating a ground-up mixture of the seeds--or simply snacking on a small handful of seeds once or twice a day--can calm the irritated and overactive bladder occasionally associated with bedwetting.
2. Pumpkin seeds may help to: Eradicate intestinal parasites, such as tapeworms and roundworms. Perhaps the most enduring folk use for cucurbita seeds is to eliminate intestinal parasites, a use largely explained by the eventual discovery of an unusual amino acid called cucurbitin in the seeds. This active ingredient is believed to paralyze the worms over time, forcing them to loose their grip and get expelled from the body.
3. Prevent and relieve symptoms of prostate enlargement. Today, a number of European countries (including Germany) approve of their use for lessening urination problems in men with early stage (I or II) benign prostate enlargement, medically known as benign prostate hyperplasia or BPH. The exact mechanism for the seeds' effectiveness is uncertain but it may involve fatty oil in the seeds that promotes urine flow. The fatty oil appears to block the action of the hormone dihydrotestosterone on the prostate gland.Preliminary findings also indicate that the seeds may reduce hormonal damage to prostate cells, possibly reducing the future risk of developing prostate cancer.
4. East China Normal University research on type-1 diabetic rats, published in July 2007, suggests that chemical compounds found in pumpkin promote regeneration of damaged pancreatic cells, resulting in increased bloodstream insulin levels. According to the research team leader, pumpkin extract may be "a very good product for pre-diabetic people, as well as those who already have diabetes," possibly reducing or eliminating the need for insulin injections for some type-1 diabetics.
Benefits Of Pumpkin Seed Extract:
• Eradicate intestinal parasites
• Prevent and relieve symptoms of prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia)
• Calm the irritated and overactive bladder occasionally associated with bedwetting
• Reduce hormonal damage to prostate cells, possibly reducing the future risk of developing prostate cancer.
• Maintain healthy blood vessels, nerves and tissues
• Lower cholesterol
• Reduce or eliminate the need for insulin injections for some type-1 diabetics
Food: food additives, can be applied to beverages, food and so on.
Health Care Products: nutritional health products, effectively reduce blood sugar, good for diabetes.
Packing and Storage:
Packing: Packing in paper drum and two plastic-bags inside.
Net Weight: 25kg/drum.
Storage: Store in a well-closed place with constant low temperature and no direct sun light
Shelf Life: 2 years.
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