Pumpkin viewed from the world of medicinal dishes
In the world of healing foods, pumpkin is a food that is classified as delicious to Goki and sweet to Gomi. Pumpkin’s Chinese name is Nanka, also known as “Tounas,” “Nankin” and “Bowbra.”
Pumpkin has the ability to boost stomach and promote health. In addition, it also has antidote and insecticidal effects, has been used for a long time as a poison and insect repellant. Since pumpkins have anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, they have a history of being used as a compress.
Furthermore, in vegetables, β-carotene is plentiful, among species in Japan and the West, Western species have twice the energy and β-carotene contains more than five times, so The West has more nutrients. Then it can be said is very excellent.
Pumpkin, which can grow in any wasteland, is a very starchy, sweet and delicious vegetable. It is no exaggeration to say that modern Japan is all thanks to pumpkins, and it became a lifesaver during the Edo period famine, and played an important role as an alternative food during wartime and state of affairs. lack of food after the war. I was there.
If you continue to eat for a long time, your skin will turn yellow, because the pigmentation of squash excreted by sweat, you can eat without problems.
Pumpkin has many different medicinal properties not only on the fruit but also on the flowers and seeds. Pumpkin flower is called Nankaka and is delicious when used as an ingredient in soup. In addition, it is believed to have antipyretic effects, cure diarrhea, cut sputum, and improve lactation in women.
In addition, pumpkin seeds have similar detoxifying and insecticidal effects to the fruit, but are also believed to have a diuretic effect that removes excess water from the body.
How to use pumpkin as medicine
How to reduce swelling with pumpkin and azuki
If you are concerned about swelling, you can expect the effect by combining pumpkin and azuki and soft-boiled without any seasoning.
Reduce swelling before and after birth with pumpkin seeds
Many people experience swelling before and after the baby is born, but many women just want to eat safe foods. In such cases, we recommend using pumpkin seeds for swelling relief.
Dried pumpkin seeds, 10-20 grams sharp with 3 half cups of water, drink 3 times on an empty stomach to improve swelling. This method is found to be especially effective for swelling before and after the baby is born.
If you eat it raw, it will also have an insecticidal effect.
It is said that eating raw pumpkins can have insecticidal effects.
Pumpkin wet wipes treat nerve pain
Pumpkin is boiled thoroughly until it is thick and then applied, it has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and cerebral cortex pain relief.
Pumpkin is effective even for mild burns
It is said that if you remove the skin of a pumpkin and apply it to the burned area, it will be very effective if it is just a minor burn.
Expected to be effective against insect bites
It is said that it is good for insect bites if the juice is applied on the affected area after the salt of the flowers or the leaves of the pumpkin.
Challenge the magical dish “Pumpkin with beef sauce”
Ingredients (for 2 people)
・ Pumpkin 200g
・ A little salt and sake
・ 1 tablespoon salad oil
・ Minced ginger and garlic for each person
・ Boiled soup (1 cup broth, 1 teaspoon sake and mirin, 1 teaspoon soy sauce)
・ 2 teaspoons tapioca flour
1. 1. Remove the seeds and cotton from the pumpkin and cut into a comb with a thickness of about 3 cm.
2. Arrange them on a plate, sprinkle with salt and sake and steam well. (A frying pan is fine.)
3. 3. Heat salad oil in pot, turn off heat, fry ginger and garlic, reheat, add minced meat and sauté until hard.
Four. For the broth, cook slowly over low heat, you can add tapioca flour dissolved in water to thicken.
Five. Place in a bowl, sprinkle steamed squash on top and add green as the shoots as you like.
Make a lot of beef balls, put in storage jars, store in the refrigerator. You can enjoy it in a variety of ways, such as placing it on freshly cooked rice or making it a sandwich with vegetables.