The pumpkin is one of the world’s oldest cultivated plants, it was already planted between 7 000 and 5 000 B.C. Its true treasure are the seeds: they are considered an herbal medicine that may help ease prostate troubles (enlargement of the prostate) and bladder problems (irritable bladder, bladder weakness). Responsible for this are the bioactive substances that can support the bladder’s and prostate’s function.
In addition, pumpkin seeds are said to have an antioxidant effect that scavenges free radicals in the human body.
Lignans regulate the hormonal balance
Recent research revealed that lignans in the aqueous extract of pumpkin seeds can have a regulative effect on the human hormonal balance. Lignans are secondary plant substances that have an oestrogen-like structure.
People suffering from irritable bladder or uncontrollable leakage of urine due to an imbalance in the hormone levels are recommended to regularly eat pumpkin seeds or take them in form of tablets, granulate or extract.
Minerals, trace elements, vitamins and fatty acids
But pumpkin seeds can do even more as they contain many other beneficial substances: they are rich in magnesium, zinc, iron and the cancer-inhibiting trace element selenium. Furthermore, they contain vitamin A, B, C, and E as well as unsaturated fatty acids that help the human organism to regulate the fat metabolism.
Rely on the Dr. Behr quality
To offer you the proven quality the aqueous dry extract of pumpkin seeds provided by Dr. Behr is regularly analysed to changing parameters such as heavy metals, PAK and microbiology defined in our monitoring plan. Our powder additionally is halal and kosher certified and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
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