Herb of the Day: Pumpkin Seed

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Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo

Key Actions: Demulcent | Deworming agent | Diuretic | Hormonal agent

Common Use: Benign prostatic hypertrophy

Common Dosage Form: Seed

Fun Fact: The word pumpkin originated from the Greek word, Pepõn, meaning “large melon” which eventually became the word “pumpkin” we know today.

Source: http://www.allaboutpumpkins.com/history.html

 

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