Pumpkin seed oil is rich in zeaxanthin, which protects the retina and slow the progress of macular degeneration. In 2003, the Medical Research Council Environmental Epidemiology Unit at the University of Southampton in England announced that zeaxanthin “may be far more important in preventing or stabilizing macular degeneration than previously realized.” Learn more about zeaxanthin.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia:
When pumpkin seed is taken along with saw palmetto symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia can be reduced (BPH). Scientists have noted that the benefit may arise from some of the contents of pumpkin seed, such as plant sterols, zinc, and fatty acids. Learn more about benign prostate hyperplasia.