Arabic Name : Yaqteen, Qar’, Dubbaa
Bengali Name : Saphurii
English Name : Red Gourd, Great Pumpkin, Winter Squash
French Name : Gaurde
German Name : Riesenkürbis
Gujarati Name : Pilun-kohalun
Hindi Name : Kaddu, Kashiphal, Mitha Kaddu
Kannada Name : Gumbalo, Kumbalakai, Chinikavi
Latin name : Cucurbita maxima Duchesne.
Marathi Name : Lal Bhopla, Tambda Bhopla
Persian Name : Kadu Shirin
Sanskrit Name : Dadhiphala, Punyalatha
Urdu Name : Kadu
Description : Pumpkin Seeds are anthelmintic, mildly diuretic, nervine, tonic and vermifuge. They contain substances that stimulate sex hormone production. The seeds contain large amounts of zinc, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. So, eating a handful of Pumpkin seeds a day may help prevent impotence. The seeds are prescribed to treat ailments of the prostate glands. In particular, the seeds’ combination of high zinc content and diuretic effect makes it a good remedy for noncancerous prostate enlargement. Pumpkin Seeds also aid milk production in lactating mothers, and are used to reduce postpartum swelling of the hands and feet. The seeds have been used to get rid of roundworms. They are still a popular deworming remedy, especially for children, as they are nontoxic and safe.
Oil from the seeds is a nervine tonic.
Recommended Dosage : 3 to 5 g seeds.
Contraindication : The seeds have no known warnings or contraindications.