Pumpkin: Cultivator Squash Plants

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Pumpkin is one of the fruits which many people in the world consume its leaves as vegetables before the fruit itself is ripen but neglect seeds contained in it.

It is one of the cultivator squash plant. It originated from word pepon, Greek word for"large melon"something round and large.

The French adapted this word to pompon, with the British changed to pumpion and later to American colonisit changed that to the word that is today, pumpkin.

After consuming the ripen fruit, many people get rid of its seeds not knowing the benefits it contains.Pumpkins seeds have several benefits.

There is some truth in what in has been regarded as an old fork tale that pumpkin seeds are beneficial for men's health. Pumpkin seeds extracts and oils have been
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Urinary incontinence worsen after menopause. Menopausal problems are usually attributed to estrogen deficit, low levels of testosterone and progesterone.

Water-soluble pumpkin seeds extracts exert anabolic(tissue building) effect on the pelvic floor muscles.

They inhibit the aromatase enzyme which may make more testosterone available to strengthened the pelvic muscles.

"Water-soluble extracts of pumpkin seeds bind to the androgen receptor on pelvic muscles cells inducing a strengthening effect. By promoting androgenic activity, water -soluble pumpkin seed extract may play an important role in female pelvic floor structural integrity and lower urinary tract disorders,"said Nancy Chepkirer,nutrition officer at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

Aging adults are commonly plagued by troublesome urinary symptoms such as urinary incontinence(involuntary loss of urine), frequent daytime and nighttime urinary urges, nocturia (waking at night to urinate) and benign prostrate hyperplasia.

In women, urinary troubles maybe instigated by weakening of bladder and pelvic muscles as well as atrophy of urethral tissues.

A combination of water-soluble pumpkin seeds extracted was found to reduce urinary frequency and decrease urinary in incontinence in

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