Monday, January 16, 2012

Efficacy of Pumpkin

Pumpkin plants has many efficacy for health, can be used to treat inflammation treatment, kidney, fever, and diarrhea. Pumpkin plants from Ambon (Indonesia). There are five species of gourd is commonly known, namely Cucubita Duchenes maxima, Cucurbita ficifolia Bouche, Cucurbita mixta, Cucubita Duchenes moschata, and Cucurbita Philip L. The five species of Cucurbita are called squash yellow in Indonesia (waluh) because it has characteristics that are similar.

Efficacy of Pumpkin
Pumpkin shaped fruit of flat round, oval, or long with lots of groove (15-30 grooves). Size grows very quickly, reaching 350 grams per day.
The leaves serve as vegetable and seeds are useful to serve watermelon seeds. Water is useful as an antidote to poison his venomous animals, while the seeds into the tapeworm medication. Pumpkin also contains antioxidants as an antidote to cancer. 

Efficacy of Pumpkin, among others:
Water as an antidote to poison fruit and seeds are known as oil-rich Cement Cucurbitae could be tapeworm medication. It can also prevent degenerative diseases such as diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis (narrowing of arteries), coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, and even can also prevent cancer. Able to cure arthritis, kidney treatment, fever, diarrhea, dysentery, and constipation.

In his research report, Kyung-Soo Hahm, Yoonkyung Park and colleagues noted that the pumpkin is already known in traditional medicine in some countries. The results of research in cell culture show, one type of protein has a strong effect in inhibiting the growth of C. albicans, without causing toxic effects.
From the research, published The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers concluded that the proteins in the skin of the pumpkin can be developed into a natural remedy to overcome the fungal infections in humans, but also can inhibit the growth of some types of fungi that attack crops.

Nutrient content per 100 grams pumpkin:
1. Calories 29.00 Cal
2. Protein 1.10 g
3. Fat 0.30 g
4. 6.60 g carbohydrate
5. 45.00 g of calcium
6. 64.00 g of phosphorus
7. Iron 1.40 mg
8. Vitamin A 180.00 SL
9. Vitamin B1 0.08 mg
10. 52.00 g of vitamin C
11. Water 91.20 g
12. BDD 77.00%

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