Side Effects of Pumpkin Seed Oil
Last updated on August 2, 2012
Pumpkin seed oil has a lot of health benefits and is a centuries-old home remedy for a variety of conditions ranging from urinary tract problems to intestinal parasites.
Most people do not experience any side effects from pumpkin seed oil. Some people may experience an upset stomach, but this side effect can be mitigated by taking it on a full stomach. If a person is allergic to pumpkin, they may have an allergic reaction to pumpkin seed oil.
When purchasing the oil at the store, be sure to choose a brand that is labeled as raw or cold pressed. The cold pressed oil is healthier than oil that has been processed with high levels of heat because it retains its natural vitamins, minerals, and other compounds that are present in the raw pumpkin seeds.
Even though pumpkin seed oil has a low incidence of side effects, it is still a good idea to consult with your doctor before using it for your condition.