Pumpkin is a nutritious vegetable that is a delicious dish at any meal, as well as a treatment for several ailments. The carotenoid derived from pumpkin is an excellent defense that helps to fight off many kinds of ailments. Pumpkin also contains mannitol, which is a natural laxative, as it draws water into the large intestine, which stimulates bowel movements and relieves constipation.
Pumpkin is also rich in nutrients that can replenish your physical energy. It provides 100 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin A, 20 percent of vitamin C, 10 percent of vitamin E, as well as riboflavin, potassium, copper, and manganese.
A folk therapy that includes a meal taken three times a week and consisting of cooked pumpkin with either soybean milk or milk and an egg helps to relieve pain caused by degenerative arthritis.
How to prepare this meal:
- Wash the pumpkin and chop it into half-inch size square pieces.
- Combine one cup of chopped pumpkin with one cup of milk and one cup of water in a rice cooker, and cook on its normal cycle.
Other recipes for pumpkins that can be beneficial to one’s health include:
Pumpkin porridge – Cook 50 grams of pumpkin with 60 grams of sticky rice and 10 grams of dates. Add sugar to taste. Eating the porridge twice daily for at least five days can help relieve fatigue.
Pumpkin soup – Cook 250 grams of pumpkin with water. Eat the soup every morning and evening for at least one month to help relieve the symptoms of diabetes.
Raw pumpkin – Eating 500 grams of raw pumpkin every day for two days can help eliminate ailments of the stomach and intestines.
Pumpkin seeds – Eating roasted whole pumpkin seeds is effective for urinary weakness, as they help re-build the pelvic floor muscles. They are also a wonderful little powerhouse of nutrients.
The writer of this story is not a medical professional, and the information that is in this story has been collected from reliable sources — every precaution has been taken to ensure its accuracy. The information provided is for general information purposes only, and should not be substituted for professional health care.
Translation by Mona Song
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