Squash is another species of pumpkins from the same family as Cucurbitaceae. Since antiquity, practitioners working in the field of treatment based on medicinal plants have used it for various treatments.
It is a fodder has the scientific name: “cucurbita pep”, but it is also attributed other names like cougourde or pips of gourd in English. As active components, pumpkin contains beta-carotene, phytosterols, linoleic acids and antioxidants (zeaxanthin, lutein). It is distinguished by its therapeutic performance and its different curative capacities. Madagascar, America (north and south) and Indonesia are the countries of origin of this precious vegetable, but it is also found in India and South Africa.
Under what circumstances is its use recommended?
To truly flourish throughout a lifetime, one must at least ensure that one has true happiness (combining health and well-being). Squash participates and severely helps the body to achieve this goal. Indeed, it offers several curative advantages in particular for keep eyes and prostates healthy. It regulates blood circulation, controls cholesterol levels, lowers triglycerides, cleans urine and eliminates enuresis.
In herbal medicine, it is used in what form?
The seeds of this type of pumpkin are highly coveted in herbal medicine. The forms and aspects available are: powders, extracts, essential oils, pumpkin seeds, capsules and capsules (recommended dose: 4 to 6 capsules for a daily intake frequency, one hour before each meal).
Squash typically treats:
- symptoms of menopause,
- mouth ulcers,
- cell aging,
- cardiovascular illnesses.
How to really appreciate its benefits?
The so-called active principles of squash are conducive to obtaining better and perfect health. As a result, its functions are multiple:
- Slightly caloric, it promotes weightloss and elimination of belly fat.
- Its iron content allows the strengthening of the immune system and the disappearance of fatigue.
- It encourages culinary creativity, because it offers a variety of preparations (cake, soup, gratin, raw vegetables, etc.). It is also ideal for making sweet and savory recipes. Rich in vitamins (B, C, E), it can be eaten plain (raw), roasted, mashed, in a salad, cooked or dried.
When using it, what are the warnings?
There are not really any risks (major or particular) to specify when using squash, except for rare digestive problems. However, taking extracts (capsule or powder) is not recommended for newborns and children (under 12). For regular adult use, it is always a wise decision to seek advice from a therapist.