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Know about hidden benefits of pumpkin seed oil

Great source of Magnesium, that has essential role in many vital processes in your body, such as maintaining proper bone and tooth formation, blood vessel relaxation and proper bowel movement.

Rich source of zinc, which is important for immune system, cell formation and also for skin and eye health.

Rich in essential fatty acids that support reducing inflammation in the joints and the GI-tract.

Has Pumpkin seed oil a role in treatment for benign prostate hypertrophy?

Pumpkin seed oil has shown promising results as an alternative therapy for benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH). BPH is a common condition where the prostate becomes enlarged. This can be extremely painful and block the flow of urine.

A studyTrusted with BPH (Benign prostatic hyperplasia) found that pumpkin seed oil may act as an effective alternative medicine with no adverse reactions. Participants in the study saw an improvement in symptoms, including better urinary flow.

The participants saw a drastic improvement in their overactive bladder symptoms, including wetting themselves at night.

As for the effect on heart health:

It is known to provide phytosterols. Because phytosterols are structurally similar to the body’s cholesterol, when they are consumed, they compete with cholesterol for absorption in the digestive system. As a result, cholesterol absorption is blocked, and blood cholesterol levels reduced. For this reason, some people consume pumpkin seed oil to lower cholesterol and boost heart health.

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Medically reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, Ph.D., CRNP 

Written by Chaunie Brusie

 Updated on December 19, 2016

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