The benefits of pumpkin fiber are endless. Pumpkins, which are transformed into natural bath bags and grown only for fiber production, heal the skin.
Pumpkins grown for fiber production not only benefit the skin, but also provide economic gain to women in Hatay. The pumpkins, which are transformed into natural bath bags and grown only for fiber production, are ready for use after a long process. Here are the benefits of pumpkin fiber…
Pumpkin fibers grown in Hatay are in demand in many regions of Turkey thanks to the benefits they provide to the skin.
Nahya Güzelyurt, who grows pumpkin fiber in her garden in Defne district, stated that she makes her living from loofah.
HOW DO PUMPS GROW FOR FIBER?
Stating that many people in the region take bread to their homes thanks to pumpkin fiber, Güzelyurt said, “We plant it in April and it grows slowly on a tree or on a stick. Pumpkin fiber needs care and water. Loofahs appear within 1-2 months after leaving the fruit. Then it dries up and peels off. When selling, their prices vary according to the size of the loofah.”
IT IS SOFT IN WATER
Stating that pumpkin fiber is an indispensable product in skin care, Nahya Güzelyurt said, “The benefits of pumpkin fiber to the skin are endless. By removing dead cells from the skin, it promotes cell regeneration and benefits the regeneration of the skin. Pumpkin fiber whitens the skin. You do not want to use normal fiber after using it once. Don't let its hard appearance mislead you, it softens when you enter the water and does not irritate the skin.
MUST HAVE BATH
Semir Eraslan, who works as a herbalist in Antakya Historical Long Bazaar, noted that pumpkin fiber is especially preferred in the region. Stating that fiber is preferred in Turkish baths as well as in homes, Eraslan said, “Pumpkin fiber is a natural product that is widely used in our bathrooms, together with laurel soap, which is also unique to our region. This fiber, due to its structure, has the feature of opening the pores on the skin, but it has incredible benefits for the skin.