Pumpkin Seed Oil
Pumpkin seed oil is just simply the oil taken from pumpkin seeds. It is a very popular ingredient in recipes of Eastern Europe. The traditional way of making pumpkin seed oil is still practised in the countries of Slovenia, Romania, Croatia, Hungary and in the Styria region of Austria. There it is made from roasted seeds of the local pumpkin variety. This oil is very thick in density and highly colored. Pumpkin seed oil is healthy for the body because it contains many health boosting nutrients, especially the essential fatty acids and some vitamins and minerals in low amounts. This oil is well tolerated when applied topically or when ingested.
Pumpkin Seed Oil Cosmetic Properties
Pumpkin seed oil has some potent health benefits because of its therapeutic properties.
1. Pumpkin seed oil for skin
The oil has a nice nutty flavour. It can be applied topically directly on the skin. Take a few drops of this oil ( go for refined oil as it is thinner ) and apply it on the skin. Let it absorb in the skin. This moisturizes the skin and makes it look hydrated. Pumpkin seed oil provides the skin with Vitamin E, antioxidants and essential fatty acids ( fats ) along with carotenoids which are required for healthy skin. This oil therefore boosts skin health and promotes better functioning.
2. Pumpkin seed oil for hair loss
Instead of applying this thick and dense oil on scalp, better take it as health supplement in diet. Taking pumpkin seed oil may help with hair loss for men. It has not been proved. Pumpkin seed oil has some effect on testosterone and androgen, both of which play an important role in hair loss. It may have a DHT ( Dihydrotestosterone ) inhibiting activity which is helpful in hair loss. Try including 1 teaspoon of pumpkin seed oil in diet and look at the results.
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