Nutritious pumpkin has been used as food and medicine for centuries. It has very low calories. In Urdu, it is called pumpkin or white pumpkin while in English it has many names like Winter Melon, Ash Gourd, White. Gourd and White Pumpkin etc. Its Latin name is Benincasa Cerifera and it belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. It has been cultivated in India, China, Malaysia, and New Guinea since ancient times.
It is called Preserving Gourd. Pumpkin fruit, flower, seed, leaf, and root are all used for food and medicine. In India and Pakistan, it is used as a vegetable. It is also used to make candy or marmalade. In China and Taiwan, it is used to make soup.
It also makes a drink that is available in the market under the name of Winter Melon Tea.
The fruit is 25 to 40 cm long, round in shape and the inner pulp is white and spongy. The raw pulp tastes sweet while the cooked pulp is tasteless and blended. The outer skin is green and hard because it The top has a natural wax coating which increases the shelf life of the fruit. It can be stored for up to 12 months without refrigeration.
It is also called Wax Gourd because of its natural wax conning. It weighs 2 to 50 kg.
Characteristics of the fruit
The nutritious Bao Bari relieves fever, anti-worm, and anti-constipation, anti-constipation, soothing, diuretic, anti-cancer, anti-mucus, anti-fever, and tonic. Sweet pumpkin is called Natural Heaven. Used as a tonic.
In Ayurveda, it is also used to treat mental weakness and nervous disorders, epilepsy, and insanity parabola. Pumpkin contains about 90% water, so its use does not cause weight gain as it increases the metabolic rate and converts sugar into fat. Prevents. While its pulp and sugar-sweet dish (Halwa) relieves physical weakness and fatigue and gains weight) Pitha pumpkin is also useful for treating blood diseases, respiratory problems (asthma), and kidney stones. Has been found.
Eliminates gastric acidity. It is a diuretic. It does not allow blood pressure to rise and removes waste products.
According to research, pumpkin extract has antinociceptive and anti-fever effects in alcohol. To treat anemia, a teaspoon of dried powder of leaves and fruits with buttermilk is used and its methamphetamine extract is used to treat diarrhea. Proven effective in eliminating.
Research has also shown that the fruit contains antioxidant compounds that protect against Alzheimer’s disease. According to a study, the fruit also contains anti-cancer terpenes. The use of pumpkin is very popular in cosmetics in China. It removes blemishes on facial wrinkles and blemishes and moisturizes and softens the skin. Its juice is used to treat ulcers in India.
Features of juice
Pumpkin juice is also used to treat many ailments. It is soothing and relieves insomnia. It is excellent for treating diabetes, indigestion, and ulcers. Drinking mouthwash relieves stomach acidity and inflammation. Effective antidote in case of Mercury Poisoning and snake bites. Controls Flu, Cough, Fever, and Inflammation of Rhinitis Sinusitis.
Cures constipation. Applying this juice in the hair removes dryness and makes the hair shiny. The use of this juice eliminates the irritation of urine. It prevents bleeding from the gums. Pumpkin juice on the back. Gargling relieves toothache and gums. It also protects against oral cancer. The juice is used as a tonic for the brain and as a nerve stimulant.
Characteristics of seeds
Seeds contain fats, proteins, salts, carbohydrates, fiber, and vitamins. They are also called peat nuts. Seeds kill inflammation and stomach worms. According to modern research, seed extract has antiangiogenic properties.
The use of coconut seeds with the country eliminates stomach worms. Its decoction is used for cough. Boil the seeds in coconut oil. It removes hair growth and dryness. The seeds are used to relieve constipation, diuretics, remove waste products. Traditional Chinese physicians use seeds in medicine to lower cholesterol, urinary, and kidney problems. Their cold properties relieve body heat. Useful for. Also eliminates the excess of fever and thirst.