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Does anyone use this for health reasons.I read that it is good for skin and hair.I just got a bottle from amazon and looking for ways to use it.

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My friend uses pumpkin seed oil capsules to avoid getting uti's. She takes 2 1000mg. pills a day. So far they have been keeping them at bay, because she used to get a uti every month.

I have bought the oil and mixed it with a little salad dressing and put it on my salad. I didn't stay with it long enough to see benefits. It is high in Omega 6 fat.

The Peoples Pharmacy  is website that has more info about it.

  

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My DH started taking it several years ago, takes 2000 mg per day in softgel form. I buy it from Swanson, or Puritans Pride. he wanted to take it because it is supposed to be very good for men's prostate health. 

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its really good for health .

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 have taken 1000 mg pumpkin seed oil every day [2 capsules]for at least 10 years . It is a good antinflammatory for auto immune diseases and arthritis [which I have ] I also take it as it lowers cholesterol and blood sugar.It is great for your skin.also . It is great for cystitis and urinary tract problems . Men can take it for prostrate problems [. Baseball players are always eating pumpkin seeds ].Then oil can be used in salad dressings and cooking . You can add a little to your face cream . It will moisturize your skin and give it a nice glow. Make sure to check your expiration dates.

 

cathy from ma.

 

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I was getting up three or four times a night to use the bathroom.  The first night I took pumpkin capsules I only got up once!  That benefit has continued.  I take Now Pumpkin Seed oil..about $8 online.   I have also read its good for hair, skin, joints. 

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@nunu4u @twinkies @anin @Shelbelle @piperbay thanks everyone.I took awhile to respond but I somehow forgot about my post...I better start ingesting that oil.

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@nunu4u Thanks for that information. I had not heard that it was good for night visits to the throne! ha! Is it supposed to be better than cranberry, if you know?

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I don't know if pumpkin seed oil is better than cranberry...check out reviews on amazon, or health sites like iherb, vitamin shoppe, to see what people are saying! 

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@nunu4u  Thanks! I will do that.