Pumpkin, its health benefits, and association with Halloween
Pumpkin and Halloween: Pumpkin is a winter fruit first planted in North America, and then transferred to other countries of the world.
This fruit because of its many medicinal properties, it has received a lot of public attention, and this fruit with many properties is very useful in treating some diseases.
Pumpkin and its properties for skin and hair
Skin and hair health is very important for people. It costs billions of dollars annually to treat skin and hair.
Pumpkin has a lot of minerals and vitamins. It has many properties for the body, especially for the skin and hair. It contains vitamins such as: A, E, B and C which is very useful for skin and hair health. And is an excellent source of flavonoids and antioxidants such as xanthine, carotene and lutein.
Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A and potassium, which can be very useful for hair growth and even treatment of hair loss.
It is (Pumpkin) mask for oily skin
If you have oily skin, you can mix a tablespoon of eaten pumpkin and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Apply this mixture on your skin and wait for 30 minutes to dry and then wash it off with lukewarm water, this mask is very useful for controlling skin oil.
Reduce stress and depression with pumpkin
Tryptophan deficiency in the body leads to depression. And pumpkin reduces depression and stress due to its tryptophan content.
Halloween history with pumpkin
Halloween goes back more than 2,000 years. People light building lanterns symbolizing Halloween during the celebration. The symbol of these lanterns refers to a man named “Jack” who was condemned to wander in the world after death. He made a lantern with a carving on horseradish known as “Jack Lantern”.
And it is a celebration observed in many countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.
Ireland and Scotland made horseradish for the Lantern Festival. But after going to America, pumpkin was considered more suitable for making lanterns. And after a while, pumpkin replaced horseradish on Halloween.
Cooking with pumpkin
We can use pumpkin in foods and sweets because of its many properties. For example, we use pumpkins to bake cakes for Halloween.