The pumpkin. Ornate. Recognizable.
Valuable from its being anti-anxiety to anti-viral and so much
more! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. shares just how
nutritious and beneficial the Cucurbita maxima, pumpkin’s formal
Latin name, is, a vegetable whose flesh,
seed, peel, flower, and leaves all deliver nutrients our
Auburn chiropractic patients can take advantage
of. Extraordinary levels of minerals, flavonoids, carotenes,
phenols, and total antioxidant activity are profuse in the
leaves and flowers while the seed is packed with nutrients and
amino acids. All sections of the pumpkin have powerful
nutrients! (1) Nutrition info like this is a part of the chiropractic service we deliver. This fall, maybe you’ll want to think twice about throwing
your pumpkin in the trash!
DECORATIVE, DERMATOLOGICAL, AND MUCH MORE: anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiolic, non-irritating, antidiabetic, antioxidant,
The Cucurbita maxima is well-known for its decorative
value as well as economic value and as a generator of wasted
resources when its time is up. Its abundance of bioactive
compounds (flavonoids and coumarins) as well as antioxidant and pharmacological
value that are just starting to be appreciated. (2) Pumpkin
seed extracts were found to be safe and to offer
significant anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties closely similar to aspirin and brufen/ibuprofen. (3) In the lineage
of winter squash, the pumpkin’s Cucurbita maxima - with its polysaccharide
substance plus its overall phenolic and flavonoid
content - has more antidiabetic and antioxidant activities than its related Cucurbita
moshata. (4) Another study revealed that the nutrition of the pumpkin combats
several viral infections (like HCV, HIV, ADV7, etc.) with its antioxidant,
anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. (5) The peel has the highest
number of flavonoids. Peel extracts are not cytotoxic or aggravating
to the skin, making them potentially effective
for cosmetic product use. (6) The pumpkin’s value runs more than skin
PREVENTIVE OF NIGHT BLINDNESS IN CHILDREN AND EVEN ANXIETY
What about helping
prevent childhood night blindness said to be an issue
around the world? Fortifying yogurt with
β-carotene (vitamin A) via pumpkin (and pumpkin pie spice and ground pumpkin
seed) was proven to be a nutrient-rich food with the low-cost
advantage of potentially stopping or decreasing
childhood blindness. The pumpkin rendered it even more appetizing!
The pumpkin seed that they ground up for the yogurt may also reduce
the intensity of the central nervous system related anxiety and depression. C.
’s secondary metabolites like arginine, β-carotene, quercetin, and other
antioxidants may be the advantageous sources.
All these are healthy contributors.
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System of Spinal Pain Management to help a patient return to
healthy organic gardening.
Schedule your Auburn chiropractic
appointment soon. No matter the back pain condition, that brought you to our office, enjoy your decorative pumpkin
and find a way to repurpose it for your health