The first evidence on the cultivation of pumpkin comes from Mexico and North America and dates back to at least 14,000 B.C.E.
Pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita pepo L.) have been used for a variety of conditions ranging from anthelmintic to the treatment of various urinary tract conditions in the traditional medicine of North and Central America.
Scientific studies have demonstrated evidence of the current health properties of pumpkin seeds and preparations thereof. The plant is described in several official standard works like the German Commission E and the ESCOP Monographs and it has obtained a traditional herbal medicinal product monograph (THMP) by the European Medicines Agency.
These phytopharmaceutical references support the use of pumpkin seeds preparations for a healthy bladder function.
EFLA®940 demonstrated a 40% reduction in nocturnal micturition among elderly men with pollakiuria.
EFLA®940 in combination with soy bean germ extract demonstrated significant effectiveness in key symptoms of female overactive bladder syndrome and achieved a high level of patient satisfaction overall.
EFLA®940 effectively reduced in-bladder pressure and urinary frequency in vivo study.
EFLA®940 positively influenced 5-alpha-reductase levels in vivo study, which has a positive influence on patients with benign prostate hyperplasia.
Adenosine ≥ 0,1 %
Phenolic derivatives (as Enterodiol) ≥ 2,0-4,0 %
Type of extract: Powder
Dosage: 500 mg extract/day