Pumpkin seeds contain a wide variety of antioxidant phytonutrients, including the phenolic acids hydroxybenzoic, caffeic, coumaric, ferulic, sinapic, protocatechuic, vanillic and syringic acid; and the lignans pinoresinol, medioresinol and lariciresinol.
Pumpkins seeds also contain health-supportive phytosterols, including beta-sitosterol, sitostanol and avenasterol. Pumpkin seeds are a very good source of phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and copper.
They are also a good source of other minerals including zinc and iron. In addition, pumpkin seeds are a good source of protein.
(1). With the function of eliminating insecticide and edema;
(2). With the function of treating whooping cough and children with sore throat;
(3). With the function of treating malnutrition, pale complexion, and hemorrhoids;
(4). With the function of protecting and treating the prostate and prostatic hyperplasia of male.
(1). As raw material of drugs for eliminating insecticide, swelling, and pertussis, it is widely used in pharmaceutical industry;
(2). As product of treating malnutrition and prostate, it is widely used in health industry.