PUMPKIN


Pumpkins are very high in potassium,sodium,magnesium & fair source of vitamins B & C.
Pumpkin seed is rich in iron,zinc,calcium & B vitamins.

Pumpkin juice is very useful in cases of sunstroke, heat stroke, acidity & liver troubles.
It keeps the body cool during hot summer months.

It is used to destroy parasites in the intestinal tract.

Juice of fresh ripe pumpkin taken regularly helps to get rid of kidney stones.

Cooked pumpkin eaten daily in the diet prevents cancers.

A poultice of raw pumpkin pulp is good for migraine headaches.

Disorders such as sudden spells of dizziness can also be treated by the pumpkin seed remedy.

The pumpkin pulp is also used as an herbal poultice or plaster in treating burns & skin problems.

The seeds & oil may also be helpful in reducing cholesterol levels, for bone health, in the treatment of prostate cancer, to soothe bladder irritation & as an aid in childhood bed wetting.

Seeds & seed oil are often used to treat the early stages of enlargement of the prostate gland.
The seeds are often effective at relieving BPH symptoms such as difficulty in
urination.
Regular intake of seeds may prove helpful in relieving menopausal symptoms.


RECIPES:

Add up to 1/2 cup per day of seeds to yogurt, cereal, cookies, sauted vegetables or to top off salads.

An infusion of the seeds, prepared by pouring 500 ml of boiling water on 30 g of seeds, has been used in treating urinary complaints.

Both tapeworms & roundworms are easily expelled & eliminated by treatment:
Take 3 times 100g seeds.

Pumpkin seeds & onions mixed together with a little soya milk & honey, taken daily for a week makes a great remedy for parasitic worms in the digestive tract.

For tapeworm take 30 ml of pumpkin seeds oil on empty stomach,repeat after 2 hours & in another 2 hours followed by a dose of castor oil containing 30 ml of the pumpkin-seed oil.

Pumpkin Juice:

2 cups of pumpkin, chopped up into chunks
2 cups of apple juice
1/2 cup of pineapple juice
1 tsp of honey
cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg ,allspice all for your choice
Juice the pumpkin pieces by squeezing through a cheesecloth or using a juicer if you have one.
Pour the pumpkin juice, apple juice & pineapple juice into a blender.
Add the honey & blend thoroughly.
Add your spices.
Chill or serve iced.

Pumpkin & Pasta Loaf:

2 cups grated pumpkin
2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
2 eggs
1 cup boiled pasta
1 tsp garlic paste
pinch of garam másala
Salt to taste

Mix all ingredients together.
Pack in a greased loaf tin & either bake for 30 minutes in a moderately hot oven or steam for 15 minutes.
Cut into slices & serve.

Pumpkin Soup:

1,5 l chicken stock mixed with 3 tbsp of flour
3 large potatoes chopped
4 carrots sliced
2 peeled turnips
1 onion chopped
50 g butter
2 cups pumpkin cooked or canned or butternut squash
1 tbsp salt
1 handful of fresh chopped parsley
1 tsp nutmeg
white pepper
2 cups light cream
Sauté onion, carrots & potato in butter until light golden, add chicken stock, simmer till soft, add pumpkin, stir, blend, add rest of ingredients & allow to simmer again few min.
Serve in a hollowed-out pumpkin that has been warmed with hot water.
Sprinkle the soup with nutmeg, toasted pumpkin seeds & finely chopped parsley. Serve hot.

BEAUTY:

Pumpkin juice is often applied externally on the face to remove dirt, black spots & to make the skin soft.

MAGIC:

Pumpkins represent abundance, prosperity & luck.

To banish an unwanted spirit or person, write a note detailing who must be banished.
Fill a hollowed pumpkin halfway with banishing herbs. 
Add a mixture of castor oil & olive oil. 
Take the pumpkin outside. Throw a lit match into the pumpkin & allow it to burn completely. Remove any remains from your property & take them to a stream or river to be carried away by the water if possible.

If half a pumpkin is left exposed in the kitchen,negative energies will arrive to spoil the cooking.

Seeds have been eaten by the Maya to help get over grief from a broken heart.
The Islamic gypsies of Bosnia believe that pumpkins, if kept too long in the house, can become vampires.

Love Spell For Marriage: 

Take a pumpkin, empty it but leave some seeds in it, write your lovers name on a brown piece of paper, place in the bottom of the pumpkin with 5 fish hooks. Cover the paper & hooks with honey, then sprinkle with cinnamon.
Then on top of that carefully place 5 egg yokes.
Over that carefully cover it all with cooking oil,you want to try & keep the layers though some stuff will float.
Fill the pumpkin to about 2 inches from the top with the oil.
Light 5 floating wicks & let burn for 1 hour, repeat the lighting & burning for 1 hour for 5 days.
After 5 days go to a river with it & offer the pumpkin to Oshun,goddess of love, with 5 cents.

Pumpkin Seed Prosperity Spell:

A tall glass of water
A bag of salted dried pumpkin seeds

Sit in a place where you can meditate quickly for a few minutes.
Open your bag of pumpkin seeds & count out 9 seeds.
Eat the first seed.
Slowly chew the first seed & drink some water.
Repeat the process until you consume all 9 seeds.
After you swallow the last seed say to yourself aloud or silently:
May the seeds of this holy gourd cleanse me of all negativity & fill my life with wealth & blessings.

Halloween Divination:

Take a handful of pumpkin seeds & say the following words:
Pumpkin seeds,
pumpkin seeds
Let me see
What the future
Holds for me!
Scatter the seeds on the table & see what shapes or pictures they form to give you an idea of what lies ahead for you. 
Bird: Good luck
Bridge: Favourable journey
Cat: A pet or an untrustworthy friend
Circles: Money or presents
Dog: A pet or a loyal friend
Heart: Pleasures to come, possibly through love
House: Success in business or a property venture
Man: A male visitor will arrive, or news about a man you know
Scales: A lawsuit or justice
Star: Prosperity, fame & happiness. If surrounded by dots, means fortune
Straight line: A long life
Wavy line: Troubles ahead
Woman: A female visitor, or possibly some interesting gossip.


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