Pumpkin with edema
In Europe, the pumpkin came in the early 16th century, butwas recognized only in the XIX century. In Ukraine, it has long been used in various rituals. During religious holidays, a hollowed pumpkin with a lit candle inside was worn through the villages. For a long time there is a custom: an unfortunate groom in the house of a girl who did not respond to his matchmaking consent to marry, handed a pumpkin. Small pumpkins in Ukraine are grown with decorative purposes: they are placed on the windowsills for winter as a decoration.
Distributed throughout Ukraine and Crimea. It is widely used in cooking - they cook, fry, stuff, prepare soups, compotes and salads, bake pies, marinate as a substitute for cucumbers.
The Benefits of Pumpkins
Medicinal raw materials are - seeds, flesh,stems, flowers. Pumpkin seeds are dried in the shade, but in no case in the oven or oven - all the medicinal properties are lost. You can store 2 years. Pumpkin seeds contain fatty oils, proteins, phytosterol, resins, organic acids, vitamins C, Bi, carotene. Pumpkin pulp contains a large amount of fiber and various vegetable sugars, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron salts, as well as microelements - copper, cobalt, phosphorus, vitamins C, B1, B2, B5, E, A, PP.
Pumpkin is very rich in pectin, and orange andyellow forms contain more carotene than carrots. Pumpkin preparations have anti-inflammatory, vasodilating, calming, improving metabolic processes and wound healing properties. Pumpkin improve the work of the gastrointestinal tract, normalize urine and bile secretion, show antihelminthic effect, increase water and salt metabolism, normalize sleep. From the pumpkin, a substance that suppresses the growth of a tubercle bacillus is isolated. Pumpkin as a food product, in all its forms, is considered by the people as an excellent diuretic, cleansing not only the kidneys, but the entire body. It's not for nothing that they say that a pumpkin is such a food-medicine that always helps and never harms, even in large doses. Pumpkin season for patients with functional disorders of the urinary organs, for patients with sclerosis, arthritis, etc. - this is the home health-resort season, as well as the season of strawberries.
Pumpkin is widely used for swelling associated withcardiovascular diseases, with hypertension, atherosclerosis. The presence of a large amount of iron makes it useful for anemia. As a diuretic in heart diseases, it is prescribed from 0.5 kg per day or juice from the pulp at 0.5 glasses per day.
You can appoint in a mixture with rice, millet or semolina porridge, cooked in milk, with butter and sugar.
Gourd is indispensable in the menu of patients with atherosclerosis: it contains many pectins and promotes the excretion of cholesterol from the body. Due to these properties and the ability to improve the function of the gallbladder, to remove inflammatory processes in the large intestine, it is especially recommended for cholecystitis and angiocholites, pyelonephritis, acute and chronic cystitis and some forms of urethritis. It is recommended to take 100 g in the form of porridge 2 times a day.
Pumpkin is used to remove excess fluidfrom the body. For this, it is taken in raw form for 0.5 kg daily the whole season or cooked and baked - 2 kg per day. It is very effective for edema of various origins.
Pumpkin is recommended for patients with a diseaseBotkin (jaundice), as it accelerates the restoration of the antitoxic function of the liver. Pumpkin in cooked or stewed form eliminates stagnant phenomena in the liver and spleen, promotes the removal of toxic substances and radionuclides from the body, improves the function of the gastrointestinal tract, relieves inflammation, especially of the large intestine, improves the activity of the gallbladder, normalizes kidney and liver function, improves digestion . Therefore, the pumpkin is considered indispensable for peptic ulcer of stomach and duodenum, chronic constipation and colitis.
It is recommended to take 3 times a day for 100-150 gpumpkin porridge in addition to the usual diet, sharply limiting bakery products and sweets. Pumpkin in the form of porridge in milk diluted with water 1: 2, not only helps in digesting gastric contents, but also lowers its acidity.
Pumpkin is a low-calorie product and therefore itspersistently recommend for metabolic disorders, especially with obesity. It improves the motor function of the intestine, is effective in colitis with insufficient bowel movement and heavy constipation, increases diuresis and the release of salts from the body. It is indicated for diabetes and gout.
Pumpkin has choleretic properties, soit is always recommended to eat with jaundice, inflammation of the liver and as an antitumor agent. The boiled pulp is recommended to be applied to tumors in case of cancer and taken with food. Eat 1 to 3 kg of raw, boiled, baked daily during the season - the best cure for constipation, liver disease, biliary tract, gallbladder, colitis with insufficient bowel movement, and also worms.
Decoction of pumpkin
Decoction of pumpkin in the form of an enema is used whendiseases of the prostate. Thus it is possible to put microclysters from the oil of pumpkin seeds, to put candles from the seeds cleaned and crushed on the coffee grinder, mixed with butter 1: 1.
Decoction of pumpkin with honey (200 g with 2 tablespoons of honey), taken at night for 3 drinks 4 times a day, well calms the central nervous system and promotes a calm, strong sleep.
Decoction of pumpkin with lemon is very effective in vomiting in pregnancy (Nutrition during pregnancy) and motion sickness in "seasickness".
Decoction of the pumpkin peduncle is recommended for metabolic disorders, as a vasodilator for swelling and kidney disease.
Decoction of pumpkin flowers has good wound-healing properties. Compresses and dressings with such decoction are used by patients with diabetes mellitus in cases of the formation of trophic ulcers on the limbs.
Kashitsa from fresh pumpkin is used for burns,eczema, purulent-inflammatory skin lesions. Pure, fresh pumpkin "meat" (the pulp, in which the seeds are) impose sore spots for burns, rashes, pimples, eczema, ulcers.
Pumpkin juice, taken at night for 0.5 cup,calms the central nervous system and acts as a sleeping pill. And because the pumpkin removes excess fluid from the body, it is recommended to take juice with dropsy, edema of various origin, kidney disease, liver, urinary tract. Taking 3 sips of juice 4 times a day for 1 month. you can get rid of many kidney and liver diseases.
Pumpkin juice has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and therefore very helps with burns, rashes, eczema. Burns are especially effective compresses made from juice.
Pumpkin juice is applied to tumors in cancers.
Juice for 2-3 glasses a day during the season -the best remedy for constipation, liver disease, biliary tract, gallbladder, colitis and worms. Seeds activate the work of the heart, relieve heart pain in angina pectoris and other cardiovascular diseases.
Seeds of pumpkin, brewed like tea, take2-3 glasses a day for 1 week. This is a very good remedy in patients with kidney failure. For 1 cup of boiling water - 1 tbsp. a spoon of the crushed seeds, to insist 30 minutes. Seeds have high diuretic properties and are used 3 cups a day for diseases of the genito-urinary organs and worms.
Pumpkin seeds enjoy the greatest recognition as a helminthic agent - primarily a bull, pork and dwarf chain, but they help to drive and askarids with pinworms.
Pumpkin seeds are inferior to drugs by activityfern, but they do not have toxic effects on the body, so they can be given to children and pregnant women, patients with impaired liver function and elderly people, using the following recipe: 300 g of raw seeds, peeled, grinded in a mortar, adding seeds in small in portions, and mix with 50-60 ml of water (you can add 50-100 g of honey or jam) and mix thoroughly; take an empty stomach for 1 tsp for 1 hour the entire dose. After 3-4 hours, drink a mild laxative, and after another 30 minutes you can put an enema; for children of 10-12 years - 150 g of seeds, 3-7 years - 100 g, 3-4 years - 75 g, 2-3 years - 30-50 g of seeds.
With kidney and bladder diseases of seedspumpkin and hemp seed 1: 1, prepare "milk." To do this, dried seeds and cannabis seeds (1 glass each) are ground in an earthen vessel, gradually pouring 3 cups of boiling water, and then filter, squeeze the residue. This dose is drunk during the day. This "milk" is used in cases where the urine contains blood and when, due to spasmodic phenomena, urine retention. If this "milk" bothers, it can be taken with a steep unsalted buckwheat porridge. It can also be sweetened with sugar or honey.
Pumpkin flowers are effectively used for strongcough and for its prevention. To do this, the flowers are baked in the test - with a strong cough they eat these cakes. It is possible to bake pumpkins together with flowers in cakes and flowers of viburnum. This is a treat and a good cough prophylaxis.
Pedicels of pumpkin - 20 g; finely chop and boil in 2 cups of water - daily dose, like urine and choleretic.
Raw friable "meat" or gruel from dense pulp. External with inflammatory processes on the skin, burns, rashes, acne, eczema; apply to sore spots and wrap.
Raw pulp 500 g daily dose for constipation and as a laxative.
Raw pulp 500 g; dose per day; as urine and choleretic, in diseases of the kidneys and liver.
Boiled, baked flesh for 1,5-3 kg per day for 3-4 months with liver, kidney disease. There is porridge from the boiled pulp 3 times a day with swelling.
Fresh pumpkin juice take 2-3 glasses a day with kidney and liver diseases.
Broth of pulp
150-200 g finely chopped pulp, pour 0.5 liters of water and boil for 10 minutes, insist 30 minutes, drain. Take 1 glass 3-4 times a day, you can with honey or sugar.
Decoction of flowers
2 tbsp. Spoons of crushed flowers pour 1 glass of water, boil for 5 minutes, insist 30 minutes, drain. Take 0.5 cup 3 times daily before meals.
500 g of raw seeds shall be crushed together with the peel inmeat grinder, pour 1 liter of water, evaporate in a water bath to the original volume, strain through 2-3 layers of gauze. Take within 30 minutes, after 2 hours take a laxative. Like anthelmintic.
Purified seeds to pass through a meat grinder. Take on the 2st. spoonfuls, pouring warm milk, in the morning on an empty stomach, and after 1 hour take a laxative. Like anthelmintic.
Pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds
Well, who does not know what pumpkin seeds are, and so, especially what is a pumpkin? And do you know what are the useful properties of pumpkin seeds? And them, by the way a lot!
For example, in China, pumpkin seeds are called -"The emperor of the garden" and consider them a symbol of fertility, health. This food has valuable nutritional properties, but, in addition, it is also curative. Seeds of pumpkin are used to make pasta, which can be added to soups, cereals, pastries, for example - in bakery products.
Pumpkin seeds are rather peculiar inthe composition of the product, because they contain a large amount of fat omega-3 and omega-6, which have anti-inflammatory effect, serve as a means of preventing cancer, reduce the likelihood of developing cardiovascular diseases.
Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of protein fora person who adheres to vegetarianism. They contain many chemical elements necessary for the body. Among them, zinc is a strong natural immunostimulant; together with the fats contained in pumpkin seeds, is useful in the treatment of prostatitis and all kinds of diseases of the bladder. In some cases, the properties of pumpkin seeds can be useful in enuresis in children.
Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of calcium and magnesium, necessary for the strength of bone tissue, the normal functioning of nerve fibers and muscles, as well as the iron needed for hematopoiesis.
The properties of pumpkin seeds are sometimes used inAs a protivoglistnogo means, mainly - against tape helminths. In this case, seeds should be consumed for 14 days, about one handful a day, with milk or cottage cheese. At the end of this course, you should take some effective laxative - for example, a tablespoon of castor oil. Useful properties of pumpkin seeds are suitable for cosmetic purposes.
High content of biologically active substances- vitamins, minerals, lipids in pumpkin seeds makes them an important food product, which is applicable in cosmetics. Such fats as omega-3 and omega-6 give the skin elasticity, softness, moisturize it; also contribute to healthy hair.
Zinc is an element responsible for skin health, thatis especially important in adolescence, when this mineral is usually picked up. Insufficient intake of zinc in the body contributes to the appearance of acne, infectious diseases of the skin.
Iron, contained in pumpkin seeds, is also important for the skin - with its deficiency, the skin gets an unhealthy "gray" appearance.
Among the biologically active compounds, whichrich in pumpkin seeds, it should also be noted vitamins B3 and B6, promoting the regeneration of skin cells (in conjunction with zinc) and normalizing endocrine processes in the body - which is also important for skin health.
Finally, I would like to offer you a few recipes for pumpkin seeds and ways to use the beneficial properties of pumpkin seeds for cosmetic purposes.
Fried pumpkin seeds
This will require an average pumpkin, 15 g of butter or 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
First, heat the oven to 150 ° C. Then from the pumpkin remove the seeds (if they remain a little flesh - it does not matter). Seeds are poured into a container with vegetable or olive oil, then spread one layer on a sheet of baking paper and put in the oven. Dry the seeds for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are golden brown in color.
Masks for the face of a pumpkin
Nourishing mask. 3 tablespoons of boiled pumpkin pulp kneaded in gruel, add to it one egg yolk and a teaspoon of honey. The mask is applied to the face warm, hold for 10-15 minutes, after it is washed off with cold water.
Mask for dry skin. Two tablespoons of boiled pumpkin pulp are carefully ground and add a tablespoon of olive oil (or some other vegetable oil). The mask is applied to the face and held for about 20 minutes, then rinsed off with cool water.
Pulled pulp pulp (fresh) you canapply to inflamed skin areas, burns, eczema. I hope you appreciated the useful properties of pumpkin seeds and the pumpkin itself? Well, use your health!
Dishes from a pumpkin. Recipes
Looking at the collapse of pumpkins and noticing especially largecopies, you involuntarily remember Cinderella and think, maybe, indeed, some of them at night turn into carriages and drive the chosen ones to fantastic balls ... People began to eat pumpkins for food no later than 3000 years ago. Pumpkin seeds are discovered by archaeologists in the burials of Peruvian Indians. And in ancient Greece and Rome, pumpkins not only ate, but also made from them vessels for the storage of certain products and water. In Russia the pumpkin appeared in the 16th century and very quickly, thanks to its unpretentiousness, took root in the peasant orchards.
Wild pumpkins grow in the North of Africa, where they were discovered in 1926 by a Russian expedition headed by Academician Vavilov. Most likely, it is from these places that it spread all over the world.
Pumpkin common - Cucurbita rero L. - an annual herbaceous plant from the family of pumpkin. Folk names - hard-boiled pumpkin, bulb, tavern, cider ...
Pumpkin has a very powerful root system,penetrating into the soil to a depth of 3 meters. The stem is creeping, branched from the base to 8-10 meters long. Leaves large five-lobed and on long petioles, covered with stiff hairs, as bristles. Yellow fragrant flowers one by one are located in the axils of the leaves. Flowering pumpkin in June-July. Pollinate a pumpkin, as a rule, bees. Large to 5-20-80 kg in weight spherical or oblong fruits - multi-seeded pumpkin ripen in August-September. Pumpkin flesh is orange or yellow, less often white, very juicy. Seeds large white flat, with rims along the edge.
Pumpkin is not as simple as it seems at first glance. For example, carotene - provitamin A - in it five times more than in carrots. Due to the large content of pectins, the pumpkin consumed in food removes toxins, cholesterol and other harmful substances from the body. In addition, the pulp contains vitamins B, E, D, PP, C, fats, carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, phytin, enzymes, trace elements - potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, cobalt, silicon, fluorine , phosphorus ...
Traditional medicine recommends eating a pumpkinwith anemia, atherosclerosis, diseases of the stomach, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, heart, rheumatism, gout, metabolic disorders. Pumpkin pulp with honey is prescribed for gastritis, stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers. Pumpkin suppresses the growth of the tubercle bacillus and serves as a preventive measure for oncology. Eaten, the pumpkin helps pregnant women cope with toxicosis. Those who often eat pumpkin, to a very old age have a good memory. Men are useful pumpkin seeds, which due to the large content of zinc have a beneficial effect on the prostate gland. When inflammation of the prostate gland is recommended to drink fresh pumpkin juice without sugar, which drink 1 glass per day for 1-2 months. Pumpkin juice is also useful for drinking with weakness, dizziness, a feeling of fatigue, irritability and insomnia for 1 glass a night.
Pumpkin helps to lose weight, pumpkin diet is considered one of the most effective. Those who often eat pumpkin, have a smooth young skin, without wrinkles and pimples, strong nails and curvy hair.
Some dishes are from pumpkin.
Pumpkin cream soup
You will need 400 g of pumpkin, 1 carrot, 1 bulb, 150 grams of sprat, butter for stewing, salt to taste.
Mushrooms and onions to scroll in a meat grinder andput out in butter. Pumpkin and carrots boil in salted water, turn into mashed potatoes. Combine with onion and mushrooms, add chopped parsley, add salt, mix in a blender.
You need 400 g of pumpkin, 1 tbsp. a spoonful of cream, a little sugar, flour to roll, vegetable oil for frying.
Pumpkin to put on slices approximately 1cm, roll in flour and fry in vegetable oil from two sides to a golden color. Add the cream and sprinkle the pumpkin with sugar over the taste and desire, cover it with a lid and put it out for a few minutes on low heat.
Omelette with pumpkin
You need 200 g of pumpkin, 2 eggs, ¼ cup of cream, 1 tbsp. a spoonful of flour, 10 g of parsley greens, vegetable oil for frying, salt, pepper to taste.
Wash the pumpkin, rinse, cut into thinIn small pieces, roll in flour and put on a heated pan with vegetable oil. Fry until light golden in color. Put the pumpkin in shape or, if the frying pan allows, directly on it to rearrange the pumpkin in the oven and torment until soft. Eggs mixed with cream, salt, pepper, add chopped parsley, pour this mixture of pumpkin and bake in the oven until cooked. Serve hot omelet on the table.
You need 250 g of pumpkin, 2 apples, 1 kiwi, ½ cup chopped walnuts, 1 st. a spoonful of orange juice, honey to taste.
Pumpkin, apples finely chop, chop kiwi, add orange juice and honey, mix, sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
Pancakes stuffed with pancakes
You will need 300 g of pumpkin, 1 incomplete glass of flour, 1 egg, 1 glass of milk, sugar to taste, vegetable oil for frying.
Pumpkin pulp cut into cubes and boil ina small amount of water until soft. Wipe through a sieve until smooth. Spread the flour with milk. Egg beat with sugar. Mix everything and cook the consistency dough for both usual pancakes. Preheat the frying pan and bake pancakes with vegetable oil.
Pumpkin with raisins
You need 500 g of pulp pulp peeled and peeled, 2 carrots, ½ cup raisins without pits, 1.5 cups of cream, ¼ cup sugar (preferably honey), butter to taste.
Pumpkin cut into cubes, chop carrots, raisinsRinse. Brazier grease with butter, lay a row of pumpkin, a row of carrots, a row of raisins and alternate in rows until the food runs out. Top with honey and pour all the cream. Stew for an hour and a half, not giving much boil. As you boil, you can add cream or boiled water.
Ripe the pumpkin, cut the seeds and fibers, do not cut the peel and bake in the oven until cooked. They eat chilled. You can add honey.