Eating raw pumpkin seeds for knee pain is new to me, but if it works for your sister and her husband, they should stick with it. Unless you’re allergic, there is no harm in eating a small amount of raw pumpkin seeds daily. The best part is that they easily can be mixed with other foods such as oatmeal, cold cereal and salads.
Copper bracelets have been used by many to reduce pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. It stands to reason that if pumpkin seeds contain copper, they also can be useful as a treatment. There have been no large studies on this effect, however.
Pumpkin-seed oil is purported to relieve symptoms of bladder problems, enlarged prostates, kidney stones, irritable bowel syndrome and more. The oil is available in capsule form at many health-food and vitamin stores.
Readers, if any of you have had experience with pumpkin seeds or pumpkin-seed oil, please let me know. I will print a follow up with the results.
To give you related information, I am sending you a copy of my health report titled "Understanding Osteoarthritis.