Pumpkins offer many health benefits! Yes, apart from including them in your diet, there are still many things that you can do to your leftover pumpkins. Here are some homemade remedies for you to try…
Pumpkin salt footscrub
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Mix pumpkin puree with olive oil. Add salt enough to make a paste. Place your foot over a tub or a bowl to prevent mess and apply the paste.
Massage well for 10-15 minutes. Rinse your foot with lukewarm water and dry gently.
This remedy is great for Callouses. Callouses are the thickened layers on your skin brought about by repeated pressure. These callouses are the hard and raised bumps you see on the area that receives most of the pressure such as at the bottom of your foot.
Particularly, you may see them on your heel, the ball of your foot, or your big toe. Though callouses do not hurt, they are not great to look at aesthetically. Hence, many people want to get rid of them. One underrated yet easy way to remove callouses is the use of pumpkin!
This remedy will soften the callous as well as provide moisture to dry skin. Do this 3x a week for the best results.
Great for common gastrointestinal problems. Eating a boiled pumpkin will aid in your digestion.
• 2 cups pumpkin chunks
Boil pumpkin chunks in water until it is tender, but not too soft to become mushy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simply eat the boiled pumpkin. You can include it on your regular meals, or perhaps add it on a salad for a different touch.
To help get rid of the parasites. All you have to do is eat 1 cup of pumpkin seeds a day for several days.
Wash and dry the seeds thoroughly. Make sure that you have cleaned the seeds from all its fibrous content. On a low heat (60c) roast the seeds for a few minutes. The time depends on how the seeds react to the temperature. That is why you need to carefully check them until they are roasted enough, but not burned.
Removing dark spots
Pumpkin also helps in removing dark spots on your skin. All you need to do is make a mixture by adding :
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil.
Mix this mixture well together and then apply it on your damp face. Leave it on the face for over half an hour or until it dries. Wash off with lukewarm water.