This is a triple blend tincture.
Pumpkin Seeds are sometimes called a “Male Tonic,” and a natural solution to help revitalize the prostate gland and stimulate male hormone production. Pumpkin Seeds have also been used for centuries to treat inflamed and irritable bladder. Pumpkin Seeds are protein rich and full of nutrients, they contain four times the amount of beta-carotene than carrots. Pumpkins are native to the Western Hemisphere and have been consumed by the native inhabitants of Mexico since 5500 B.C., according to research reports from James T. Ehler, and by the time European colonists came to America, the pumpkin had begun moving north and was an important food source of East Coast Indian tribes. Pumpkin seeds contain almost half of the recommended daily amount of magnesium, which is vital to physiological functions, including the heart, proper bone and tooth formation, proper bowel function and relaxation of blood vessels. This may be of benefit for blood pressure and to help prevent sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack and stroke, although an estimated 80% of Americans are deficient in this important mineral. Pumpkin seeds also exhibit anti-inflammatory effects and may be helpful for arthritis pain and mobility. Pumpkin seeds are traditionally used to facilitate the passage of urine and alleviate urinary difficulties, as well as urinary incontinence. Pumpkin Seeds are known to be a powerful anthelmintic, and maybe a reliable and have been used as a safe way to destroy internal parasites, in children and adults.
Pumpkin seed extract has been found to have several health benefits. A 2008 study published in the journal “Phytotherapy Research” that revealed that supplementing with Pumpkin seed oil may lower both cholesterol and blood pressure. The extract may be a rich source of phytoestrogens and phytosterols, as well as linoleic acid, and omega-6 essential fatty acid. Phytosterols work by interfering with cholesterol absorption in the intestines.
These components are also crucial to the development and growth, and for brain function. They can also help stimulate hair and skin growth, maintain bone health regulate metabolism, and help to keep the reproductive system healthy, according to Maryland Medical Center. The tocopherol in Pumpkin seed is a powerful antioxidant, also known as vitamin E. This can help the body to use vitamin K, which has a role in the formation of red blood cells, according to their research. This vitamin can help promote strong bones, especially in the elderly, and is needed by everyone, because our blood would not coagulate without it. The properties of the seed are also believed to help improve insulin regulation, by decreasing oxidative stress.
Pumpkins seeds are also a rich source of zinc, which is important to the body in many ways, including immunity, cell growth and division, mood, sleep, eye and skin health, your sense of taste and smell, insulin regulation and male sexual function. Pumpkin seeds have been valued as an important natural food source for men’s health, because of the high zinc content, which is very important to prostate health. Phosphorous is another critical nutrient found in the pumpkin seed, and it is believed to help maintain healthy erections and maintain peak levels of the sex hormone, testosterone. This is also a key component for healthy sperm production in men and is the lifeblood of a healthy prostate. Pumpkin seeds are also an excellent source of amino acid myosin, and that is an essential component of strong muscular contractions and energy.
One problem that can plague so many men and women as they age, is frequent daytime and nighttime urinary urges. Urinary frequency becomes more common with advancing age and contributes to incontinence. Pumpkin seeds have been included in some products for alleviating urinary difficulties. These problems for women can worsen after menopause, and these are usually associated with estrogen deficit, low levels of testosterone and progesterone are also underlying problems. Pumpkin seed extract was shown to exert a tissue-building effect on the pelvic floor muscles and may inhibit the aromatase enzyme, which can make more testosterone available to help strengthen these muscles. The Cherokee gave it to their children to control bed wetting since it seemed to help in emptying the bladder before they fell asleep. A soothing diuretic, it also has a calming effect on irritated tissues and basic cystic inflammations that can result in irritating and scalding urination.
The healing properties of Pumpkin seeds have also been recently investigated for their use in arthritis. In animal studies, the addition of pumpkin seeds to the diet has shown to favorably reduce the inflammatory symptoms. More importantly, it does not decrease the level of damaged fats (lipid peroxides) in the linings of the joints. Essential fatty acids are important to every cell in the body for normal growth, especially the blood vessels and nerves. And, they keep the skin and other tissues youthful and supple through the lubricating quality. The antioxidant properties appear to be the biggest benefit to the skin, along with the fatty acids and vitamin E. Antioxidants protect cell structure and health by neutralizing “free radicals”, which are generated by radiation, air pollution, and peroxides. When left unchecked, free radicals can attack the skin’s structure, making it vulnerable to infections, wrinkling, and other damage. Pumpkin seed tinctures may be just what is needed in our modern skin care regimen.
Pumpkin seed contains an unusual amino acid, cucurbitin, and has shown anti-parasitic activity in vitro.Human studies conducted in China have shown that they may be helpful for people with acute schistosomiasis, a severe parasitic disease which occurs primarily in Asia and Africa and is transmitted through snails. Preliminary research in human studies have been conducted in China and Russia, and the extract was shown to assist in resolving intestinal parasites, including tapeworms and roundworm infestations.
Many people are deficient in zinc due to mineral-depleted soils, effects from drugs, plant-based diets, and other diets that are high in grain. This deficiency is associated with an increase in colds and other viral infections, chronic fatigue, low birth weight in babies, learning disabilities and poor school performance, depression and acne, among others. Plant-based Omega-3 fats and L-tryptophan content, are compounds that are naturally effective against depression. The high tryptophan content of the seeds may also make this a useful herbal tincture for cases of insomnia.
Pumpkin seed is good for all doshas and is bitter in taste.
Ingredients: Pumpkin Seed, Distilled Water, 40% Alcohol.
Instructions: Use 6-12 drops in juice or water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
Contraindications: Currently, there are no serious warnings or contraindications with the use of Pumpkin Seeds. Pumpkin seeds are considered safe in food amounts and considered to be safe in medicinal amounts for most people. However, it may cause premature ejaculation problems in some men. Not enough is known about the use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, so to stay on the safe side, stick with usual food amounts, and consult your healthcare provider for any further side effects.