Pumpkin Oil For Lower Cholesterol
Pumpkin seeds in oil and pumpkin were listed as official drugs to eliminate parasites and infections in America from 1863 to 1936 (why are removed it`s unclear). They are still recommended as accessories to the treatment of the urinary tract and arthritis, as well as removing some parasites.
Alongside its beneficial fatty acids and other antioxidants, cold pressed pumpkin seed oil usually contains high levels zeaxanthin. Zeaxanthin is a antioxidant carotenoid that has been shown to protect our eye’s retina from both UV and blue light damage. Because of this, it may help reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a very common problem for older people, and improve visual acuity in general.
Pumpkin seed oil has been concurrently used with cholesterol lowering drugs and would appear to potentiate the overall lipid lowering effects. The positive effects on lowering LDL levels and increasing HDL levels are most likely due to the antioxidant and essential fatty acid content of pumpkin seed oil. Side effects of the cholesterol drug were also reduced when pumpkin seed oil was administered. Similar positive results have been found in concomitant use of pumpkin seed oil with anti-hypertensive medication. The hypotensive action is due to the EFAs and antioxidant capability of PSO.
Pumpkin oil is proven to have positive impact and helps in:
- The function of the prostate
- Reduce Cholesterol
- Kidney function
- Increases the production of maternal milk
- Skin Care