7 Uses for Pumpkin Seeds

 

 

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I want to welcome and thank Romona from Mona Sez today as our guest author.  Today she talks about some not-so-traditional, yet totally awesome uses for pumpkin seeds.  Thanks, Romona!

It’s finally fall, leaves are turning orange and brown, and the holiday season is here. Many of you will be visiting farms, going on hay rides, and scouting through pumpkin patches for the perfect pumpkins. Once you find a pumpkin you’ll gut it and use it for decoration, to make a pie, or to create jack o lantern.  But what will you do with the seeds? Most people just toss them out. Before you throw them out, take a look at these seven uses for pumpkin seeds.

 

1)      Anti- Aging

Pumpkin seeds can used as an herbal treatment for anti-aging. Pumpkin seeds contain anti- oxidants and promote cell regeneration. It can be used to clear acne scars, sunspots, and wrinkles. For anti-aging purposes, you can easily turn pumpkin seeds into an oil by roasting the seeds, crushing them, so that the seeds will expel dark oil. Once you have created the oil, you would then apply it directly to your skin.

2)      Kills Worms

Pumpkin seeds can be used to kill worms in both dogs and humans. It can kill tape worms and parasites. In order to kill worms, pumpkin seeds have to be consumed in its rawest form. Pumpkin seeds should be ground up and mixed with dog food when given to dogs.

3)      Prevents bedwetting in children

If you’re having issues with your child wetting the bed, pumpkin seeds may be the answer to your problem. Pumpkin seeds promotes the production of urine. Consuming pumpkin seeds during the day, allows your child to empty the bladder before bedtime.

4)      Pumpkins seeds can be used for aromatherapy

They can be used to create message oils. As mentioned above you can turn pumpkin seeds into dark oil which can then be mixed with message oil. They’re high in protein and polyunsaturated fats which promotes healing.

5)      Use for butter

You can take your left over pumpkin seeds, grind them up, and mix with olive oil, sea salt and honey to make butter.  This butter can be used to spread on bread, bagels, apples, etc.

6)      Use for a snack

Take your pumpkin seeds, roast them and use them for a nutritious snack. You can either eat them alone or you can use them to create a trail mix. In addition to pumpkin seeds, raisins, cranberries, dried apricots, and almonds can be mixed in to make trail mix. This snack promotes good health and an increase in energy.

7)      Use for migraines

Pumpkin seeds contain high amounts of magnesium which can reduce migraines.

 

What uses do you have for pumpkin seeds?

Author Bio: Romona Bradham is the owner of Monasez.com, a lifestyle blog which helps millenials achieve financial stability. Romona’s work has been featured on various sites. When she’s not blogging, she enjoys writing fiction novels. You can connect with Romona at info@monasez.com, and Twitter.

 

19 comments

  1. Matt Becker says:

    Wow, pretty fascinating. Roasted pumpkin seeds is something I look forward to every year, but I’d never heard of these other uses. Good to know that it’s both delicious and good for you.

  2. dojo says:

    Never knew they had so much use. We do eat them from time to time and really enjoy the snack. Knowing it all comes with added bonuses makes it even better

  3. I’ll have to try some of these. We have a couple hundred pounds of pumpkin that we brought into the house a few nights ago because of a threat of a hard frost. There will be plenty of pumpkin seeds for experimenting with 🙂

  4. Jim says:

    I never knew the medical benefits of pumpkin seeds, makes them all the more desirable to eat. I did hear they are high in fat and calories, anyone know if that is true? Great post!

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