Cucurbita Argyrosperma (pumpkin) is considered a sacred fruit, as it was mentioned in
the Holy Quran. And it was the grace of God Almighty upon his Prophet Yunus, who provided him
with a pumpkin tree and the reason for choosing this fruit, the science has proven it after nearly
5,000 years of its mention in the Holy Quran. Scientific research has proven that this tree is rapidly
growing and is also rich in carotenoids that act as antioxidants, protecting the tissue from damage
if free radicals are exposed, as this fruit contains an important protein in the growth of tissues and
fibers, which has a significant role in maintaining the digestive system. It was found that pumpkin
plays an important role in treating diabetes, atherosclerosis, obesity, heart disease, and colon cancer.
In addition, many minerals are present in this fruit, which have an effective role in maintaining the
integrity of the bones, teeth, muscles, and nerve cells. Moreover, it was found that the chemical
compounds in pumpkin have an effective role in limiting the growth of some microorganisms.
Therefore, pumpkin is used as a treatment for microbes and also helps in raising the efficiency of
the immune system and thus, protects the body from exposure to diseases.