Peponen is oil produced from seeds of special pumpkin kind called CUCURBITA PEPO. Pumpkin seeds are rich sources of fatty acids. The four dominant fatty acids are Palmitic, Stearic, Oleic, and Linoleic acid (65%). Peponen also contains phytosterol (300-400mg %), beta carotene, vitamin E, selenium. Pumpkin seed oil reduces blood cholesterol concentration. The pumpkin seed oil mechanism is unclear.
Tocopherols and selenium which have antioxidant properties protect vitamins, hormones and lipids from reoxidation. Fatty acids, especially the linoleic acid reducing the concentration of triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood and increases the level of HDL-cholesterol.
It was found that people who used pumpkinseed oil as a medicinal and prophylactic drug, rarely had such diseases as hypertonia, arteriosclerosis and prostate hyperplasia.
- Contraindications and cautions:
Do not use Peponen if you are hypersensitive to any of its ingredients.
Peponen is used to treat: prostatitis, benign prostate hyperplasia, impotence, prostate hypertrophy or adenoma (initial state).
- Method of application:
In prostate adenoma – 1-2 capsules, 3 times per day; in atherosclerosis-1-2 capsules, 2-3 times per day; in treatment of hyperlipidemia – 1-2 capsules, 3 times per day (the duration of treatment is 3-4 months).