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Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo)



Prostate-effective, diuretic, wound-healing

Areas of application:

Pregnancy vomiting, lowers cholesterol levels, inhibits colon cancer, prostate problems, bladder problems, irritable bladder, kidney diseases, irritated intestines, vomiting, tapeworms

Plant parts used:

Berry, seeds, blossom

Collection time:

July to October

To find:

in pumpkin patches or in the garden


Phytosterol, minerals, potassium, zinc, iron, calcium, selenium, carotenoids, vitamins B, C, E, fruit acids, phytosterols, cucurbitacin, proteins, salicylic acid, enzymes, fatty oil


Pumpkin contains a lot of vitamin E and selenium. The pulp is used to make delicious vegetables, jam or cakes, or to make sweet and sour pickles.

A garden pumpkin contains a significant amount of provitamin A as well as carbohydrates and fats. Folic acid, iron and potash are also found in notable quantities. It also contains plenty of carotenoids: 100 grams of pumpkin contains 3,800 micrograms of alpha-carotene, 3,100 micrograms of beta-carotene and 1,500 micrograms of lutein and zeaxanthin. This makes it not only a particularly effective plant that supports the immune system, it is also considered effective skin protection.

The cores are particularly rich in energy and active ingredients.

Hildegard von Bingen: The pumpkin is dry and cold and grows from the air. It is good to eat for the sick and the healthy.

There will be a separate post about Halloween and its history😊

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