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Pumpkin Seed (Cucurbita pepo)

Definition: A symbol of health in China, the pumpkin contains seeds which have significant antiparasitic properties and are routinely used to rejuvenate the prostate gland. As a rich source of zinc, they are highly recommended for the male reproductive system. Pumpkin seeds are highly nutritional.

Applications: Prostate disorders, intestinal parasites.

Scientific Updates: Recent Swedish clinical trials found the that oil constituents of pumpkin seed combined with saw palmetto effectively treated an enlarged prostate gland. Pumpkin seed has a reputation of being a non-irritating diuretic. Pumpkin seed contains a rare amino acid called myosin found in the seeds of certain Cucurbita species, which is the primary protein constituent of muscles.

Complementary Agents: Saw palmetto, kelp, garlic, black walnut, red clover, cascara sagrada, quassia, buckthorn, acidophilus, bee pollen, bee propolis, B-complex, vitamin E, bioflavonoids, phytonutrients, blue-green algae, zinc and electrolyte supplements.

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