Pumpkin, Curbita peop, is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. It is indigenous to America and is cultivated throughout other temperate climates. The seeds can be used for medicinal purposes. Pumpkin seeds contain high amounts on of fatty oil, protein, and carbohydrates. They are also rich in enzymes and carotenoids such as lutein, carotene, and beta-carotene.
Pumpkin seed oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid. The seed oil also contains vitamin E.
Pumpkin is used for both irritated bladders and prostate complaints.