The pumpkin originated in Middle America and was mainly in Mexico. Documentation shows that pumpkin seed oil was first made during the 18th century in Austria. Today the oil is an important export commodity of Austria and Slovenia. The process used to get the essential oil is by cold-pressing lightly toasted pumpkin seeds.
Antioxidant, antimicrobial, diuretic, anti-hypertensive, cardio-protective, anti-parasitic, anti-rheumatic, anti-insomnia, and anti-inflammatory.