Pumpkin seeds are often found in folk remedies for prostatitis.This attention is evidenced by the specificity of the product's chemical composition. It should be noted that pumpkin seeds for prostatitis are an accessory component of therapy, but do not replace therapeutic medications.
Useful Elements and Attributes
The main value of pumpkin seeds is that they contain oil, so they should be eaten raw. The main elements of the layout:
- Gamma-, delta- and alpha-tocopherols (isomers that make up vitamin E) are powerful antioxidants that help protect cells from damage by external factors. Only the use of isomers (alpha-tocopherol acetate, which is sold in pharmacies) leads to the destruction of its remaining components and is not beneficial to the body. Pumpkin seeds contain vitamin E in a well-absorbed form. Drinking the product regularly is effective in restoring and protecting prostate cells.
- Phytosterol (plant hormone), of which beta-sitosterol is particularly important. This substance suppresses uncontrolled proliferation of prostate cells by inhibiting the activity of dihydrotestosterone.
- Minerals: iron (in 100g almost 100% of the daily value), copper, selenium, potassium, cobalt, zinc.
- Vitamin B Complex
- Saturated and unsaturated fatty acids (omega-6, linoleic, oleic).
- Chlorophyll is a substance with remarkable antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and regenerating (regenerating) properties. With bacterial prostatitis, the drug is taken in the form of pills.
Zinc is particularly important for prostate health, as it regulates the activity of dihydrotestosterone, a hormone that is influenced by prostate cells starting to grow (hyperplasia develops). . The prostate gland contains more zinc than any other organ. With its deficiency, the cell membranes of the glands become vulnerable and local immunity decreases.
Regularly eating pumpkin seeds helps prevent exacerbations of chronic prostatitis. Immune protection is enhanced at the cellular level, with prostate tissues once again gaining resistance to inflammatory factors. The seeds are also beneficial for prostate atrophy.
Pumpkin seeds should not be abused. This product has a number of contraindications:
- Diarrhea comes from many different origins. Pumpkin seeds have a mild laxative effect.
- Worsening of ulcers of the stomach, duodenum, acid secretion.
- Personal intolerance.
Pumpkin seeds should not be removed if the stools are a bit loose in the early days. Digestion will soon return to normal.
Pumpkin seeds for prostatitis can be used in a variety of forms. The simplest recipe is 50 raw pieces per day. The oil extracted from them is also very useful (not worth pressing at home - laborious and economically inefficient). The main thing is not to allow the seeds to be heat treated. Heating will remove most of the beneficial properties of the product and convert some to toxins (as is the case with honey) - most of the vitamins will be lost, the oil oxidized.
Pumpkin is a healthy and easy-to-make dessert. Formula:
- Grind 500 g of seeds;
- Mix with 300 g of honey (medium density);
- Cool until solid;
- Roll into small cherries.
The resulting candies are kept in the refrigerator. To prevent prostatitis and during treatment you need to dissolve a ball in the morning on an empty stomach. The treatment lasts until the last candy.
Pumpkin and honey
Pumpkin and honey are a lazy variation of the honey ball. To cook, you also need to crush 500 g of seeds, mix with 300 g of honey and place in the refrigerator. You can add nuts to the recipe.
Drink a teaspoon of pasta before breakfast and dinner. Course is 3-4 weeks.
Pumpkin powder is made by grinding the seeds in a blender. In this form, the product is digested faster and is easier to digest. Drink a teaspoon before breakfast and dinner. The course is one and a half months.
Pumpkin powder sticks to the mucous membrane of the oral cavity, so it is very inconvenient to use it in its pure form. Can mix with honey, milk, water in the ratio 1: 1.
There is a special method of cleansing the body: for three weeks on an empty stomach in the morning, take two tablespoons of pumpkin seed powder and the same amount of kefir.
Using pumpkin seeds with garlic (more on using garlic for prostatitis) solves several problems at once:
- Improves prostate function.
- Purifies blood vessels.
- Worms removal.
Recipes: grind 200 g of seeds, 6 garlic cloves in a blender, add two teaspoons of honey. Insist 12 hours. Drink one tablespoon once a day on an empty stomach. The course of treatment is 5 days.
With vegetable oils
Pumpkin seeds with oil are not only beneficial for prostatitis but also cleansing the liver.
How to cook:Crush 200 g of pumpkin seeds, add 200 g of olive oil, flaxseed or sesame seeds, cook in a gentle water bath, then leave for two hours. Drink one teaspoon three times a day for three weeks.
Pumpkin seed pudding is suitable for fasting therapy, very helpful in relieving the symptoms of chronic prostatitis.Formula:
- Grind 100 g of seeds in a blender, add 50 g of cocoa powder, one teaspoon of sugar;
- Stir until smooth;
- Divide the resulting dough into 12 parts;
- Shape the cake, put it in the refrigerator.
During the treatment (12 days), you need to eat a morning pancake on an empty stomach, then a vegetarian diet.
Mixture for the normalization of urination
The mixture is formulated according to the formula below and has anti-inflammatory, hemostatic, diuretic, and analgesic effects. Suitable for acute prostatitis.
You will need 100 g each of the following:
- Pumpkin seeds.
- Flax seeds and hemp seeds.
- Black mulberry leaves.
- Flowers of the old cherry tree, St. John's wort, linden.
Pour 50 g of chamomile into the mixture. Pour 500 ml of boiling water into four tablespoons of the collection, leave on for two hours. Divide the entire obtained volume into four drinks and drink during the day.
Recipe No. 2: Take a teaspoon of pumpkin seeds, chamois buds, red ginseng, ginseng root and rhubarb, pour 250 ml of boiling water, steep in a water bath for 15 minutes (do not boil). Drink to cool and sharp to take 100 ml, drink 2 times a day. The course of treatment is three weeks.
Pumpkin seeds can not only be used to make sweet desserts not only but also healthy snacks. Salad with extra seeds is included in the menu for prostatitis forms.
- 50 g raw carrots;
- 50 g raw pumpkin pulp;
- One tablespoon of pumpkin seeds;
- One teaspoon of sour cream.
Grate vegetables on a coarse blender, mix with seeds, season with sour cream.
It is not recommended to use spinach salad for men with prostatitis. Element:
- 50 g pumpkin seeds, spinach, parsley each.
- A carrot.
- A clove of garlic.
- 20 g of lemon juice.
- Flavors: rosemary, thyme.
Grind carrots on a coarse blender, chopped greens, add seeds. Mix lemon juice with rosemary, thyme and oil, leave for 10 minutes, season with salad.
- 600 g boiled radish.
- 50 g pumpkin seeds.
- 150 g sour cream.
- Two tablespoons of chopped fresh horseradish root.
- One teaspoon of cinnamon.
- Salt to taste.
Cut the radish into desired slices, removing the seeds. Dress up: mix sour cream, horseradish, salt and cinnamon.
How to choose seeds
Features of quality pumpkin seeds suitable for prostatitis treatment:
- Raw (not fried);
- Free of debris, stains, traces of mold;
- Not wet, dry well;
- No salts or other additives;
- No strange smell.
Store seeds in a sealed glass jar in the refrigerator (fat oxidizes at room temperature will damage the product). The maximum storage period is 2 months.
Doctors consider pumpkin seeds a useful product and its medicinal properties are not just applicable to treating prostatitis. The substances contained in the seeds maintain the firmness of blood vessels and skin, increase the body's immune defenses and prevent hypertension.
The amino acid L-arginine, which is essential for the production of nitric oxide, is particularly emphasized by experts. This substance dilates the vessel walls and widens the canal lumen. For a man, this means good blood circulation and confident erection. There is more L-arginine in pumpkin seeds than in veal or milk (recognized leaders for this amino acid content).
For prostatitis, doctors usually prescribe preparations from pumpkin seed oil: suppositories and capsules. These funds have a pronounced anti-inflammatory and regenerating effect.
“I periodically eat pumpkin seeds to improve my body, as well as prevent prostatitis. I loved them from a young age, so, apparently, I don't have prostatitis like most of my colleagues.
“Pumpkin seeds mixed with honey were recommended to me by a doctor who is treating an exacerbation of chronic prostatitis. I immediately canceled the supplemental vitamin complexes. He said that simultaneous reception with the seed had the potential to cause hyperpigmentation. I ate the mixture for a month, now after six months I don't notice symptoms of prostatitis. Now I am starting a new prevention course.
Pumpkin seeds are a valuable product, but they should be consumed in dosage. If there is an individual intolerance in the form of severe persistent diarrhea, a rash, the reception should be discontinued. In the absence of negative reactions from the body, the seeds can be replaced with pumpkin seed oil, in which the content of nutrients is much higher.