Overview

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

Pumpkin is commonly used by mouth for symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

The roasted pumpkin seeds are considered a snack food.

How does it work ?

The chemicals in the pumpkin seed cause an increase in urination (diuretic effect), which helps relieve bladder and prostate discomfort. Some chemicals might also reduce inflammation in the prostate. Pumpkin seed also contains a chemical that might kill intestinal worms.

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