The Medicinal Value of the Pumpkin

The Medicinal Value of the Pumpkin-

It’s canning season.  My husband thinks it will never end, because this is the first year I’ve canned as a married woman.  Cherries, apricots, green beans, peaches, peach jam, pears, and now applesauce.  The cold packing isn’t bad, but then comes the applesauce.  Which involves cooked apples.  Now, remember this is my first canning season, and I was lucky to get jars and canners. So I don’t have a nifty applesauce maker.  So dealing with hot pans, boiling water, etc., and not enough hot pads can result in some burns. Ouch! Never fear, pumpkin is here.  Explore the medicinal value of the pumpkin with me.

Untreated burns can result in some less than pleasant complications.  These may include infection, scarring, breathing problems, and low body temp.  Most of which sounds like no fun. Let’s see how pumpkin can help.

Pumpkins are well known and don’t need much of an introduction. Though history that I can relate to, always fascinates me.  They are originally from Central America, and now are grown almost everywhere.  Maybe it’s the cheery orange color! Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Korea, Mexico, and Yugoslavia use them medicinally. I am so sad that the U. S. is not on that list.

Medicinal Value of the Pumpkin:

  • Cures intestinal parasites
  • Lowers fevers
  • Treats burns
  • Weight management
  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Promotes sleep
  • Kidney stone prevention
  • Pregnancy pain management
  • Eases migraines

My Final Thoughts…

I love this colorful, integral part of fall. For other amazing fall posts, be sure to read about the apple and the chrysanthemum. Maybe its because I am a fall baby, at least this year.  Sometimes the first day of fall lands on the day after my birthday.

Pumpkin is something I always associated with pumpkin pie.  We never really went crazy with it, just for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.  It’s fascinating to note that the pulp does burns good. Especially those holidays where there is a lot of cooking and baking. Never fear, that pumpkin is here.  Remember the medicinal value of the pumpkin.

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Let’s Talk…

What have you used pumpkin for? Let me know in the comments.

This post was shared over at Urban Naturale,  A Bountiful Love, Floyd Family Homestead,  God’s Growing Garden,  Not So Modern, Jann Olson,  Saving 4 Six,  Katherine’s Corner,  April J. Harris, Essential Homestead,  Marathons and Motivation, Pistachio Project, Pieced Pastimes, Across the Blvd,  Mom’s the Word,  Written Reality, Farm Girl Unleashed, Born Again Farm Girl, Nourishing Joy, Strangers and Pilgrims, The Modest Mom, Epic Mommy AdventuresDarling Down’s Diaries, and Tumbleweed Contessa.

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  1. Ben Walker says:

    Hey Sarah, Great article. I read it on stumbleupon. We don’t grow pumpkins in Canada then either I imagine. How would you go about making pumpkin soup? It’s one of the recipes I would actually like with this vegetable.

  2. Deborah Davis says:

    We’re so glad you shared these valuable and enlightening insights into The Medicinal Value of the Pumpkin at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m Pinning and sharing!

  3. April J Harris says:

    I love pumpkin and use it a lot in desserts and muffins but I never thought about the medicinal properties it has! Thank you so much for sharing this post at the Hearth and Soul Hop. I’ve featured it at this week’s hop! Hope to ‘see’ you there!

  4. Easy Peasy Life Matters says:

    Fascinating! I knew that pumpkin is healthy but a lot of these I didn’t know. Thank you for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party! We will be featuring your post tonight so make sure you drop by to grab your “featured” button 🙂 Have a great night!

  5. JES says:

    Good morning! Just a little note to let you know that this post has been *FEATURED* today on the Art of Home-Making Mondays (at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth) on our special pumpkin edition. Thank you for sharing with us! 🙂

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