Pumpkin, the heavy ingot of compressed sunlight, hot air, and the sound of underground water… The embodied song of the expiring summer.
This wonderful fruit is shrouded in secrecy. Some say that the pumpkin, originally born in Africa, was brought to the shores of other continents by the Ocean. Others believe that it was in the pumpkin that a boy and a girl – the ancestors of humanity – were saved during the Great Flood. Still, the third side assures that the gods hide the sun in the pumpkin before the fall – judging from the fact that by the end of summer the fruits turn yellow.
Unusual shapes, bright colors, considerable sizes… Nature has given the pumpkin everything to be a part of tales and myths, to become an embodiment of home and health, as well as an essential symbol of festivities and rituals. And it is no wonder that even in ancient times, people paid attention to the life-giving power it possesses.
A huge berry from which craftsmen learned to make candlesticks, bottles, musical instruments, and even wheels, turned out to be a real treasury of vitamins and minerals. In particular, it contains high concentrations of carotene, vitamins B, C, and D, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, copper, zinc, and fluorine.
The real gem, however, is the edible oil squeezed from pumpkin seeds. It has been used for decades to treat and prevent the diseases of the human body’s most important parts. Invisible to the eye, the work done by this viscous fluid is a real miracle revealing the incredible forces hidden in nature.
While pumpkin seed oil helps to restore the structure of the liver in a variety of ailments, it also improves the function of the gallbladder, sexual and urinary systems. It is an essential remedy in gynecology, too: pumpkin seed oil cures many female diseases, improves the reproductive system, and even contributes to the healing of infertility. The nutrients it contains are very beneficial for gastric and intestinal mucosa: these substances heal wounds, prevent inflammatory processes, regulate the acidity of gastric juice, protect the body against parasites. Pumpkin seed oil is a priceless resource for the circulatory system and heart: it increases the elasticity and strength of the vascular walls, keeps the blood pressure at a normal level, and helps the heart work more rhythmically and reliably.
It’s been so long since pumpkin seed oil was discovered that the memory of those years has been washed away by a heavy flow of names and events. And yet, century after century, the kind hands of peasants cultivate the land, and the strong hands of craftsmen start the press, and the accurate hands of healers pour the elixir into bottles…
The thick, almost black fluid, the concentrate of health and goodness, is slowly trickling. Look at it up to the light – it will seem dark green, look from above – and you’ll see a dark red color. Each drop has a great value – after all, it takes three dozens of beautiful huge fruits to get only one liter of pumpkin seed oil.
Bright and heavy, these fruits came to us from tales and myths, from the earliest days of mankind, small huts of the first peasants and semi-dark cells of the first scientists. They represent the triumph of life and the beauty of nature – in the late summer and early fall, when the sun, getting dimmer, hands its power over to them.
In our pantry, you will only find fresh Siberian Pumpkin seed oil – and this is important because it is the fresh one that can strengthen your health and heal from diseases. The pumpkins that are used to make this oil come from farms where people care about the purity and energy of their products and treat the power given by the land and the sun with concern and gratitude.