Along with eating raw pumpkin seeds there are also benefits to consuming pumpkin seed oil. Benefits cited in other articles state that it can reduce inflammation and helps the prostate and bladder. It would seem that either consuming pumpkin seeds or consuming the oils can benefit anyone but IC patients might find some benefit from this cheery orange squash.
I for one am willing to consume the pumpkin cooked in casseroles with cheese and I love to eat pumpkin seed oil drizzled over my salad greens. It seems there are many natural and wholesome foods that can help both healthy people as well as people with IC if we only do a tiny bit of research. Of course the symptoms of IC are as individual as the person so I would suggest introducing either raw pumpkin seeds or pumpkin oil in very limited quantities to test for a possible reaction. But I am happy to announce the pumpkin has more uses throughout the year besides carving faces on Halloween and turning into super sweet pies over Thanksgiving. And that is something else to be thankful about this year: the benefits of pumpkins.