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1. HARMFUL TO PEOPLE ON DIURETICS: Oedema is prevalent among people who have kidney problems or some cardiovascular issues. These seeds have minor diuretic properties that could interact with diuretic medicines, resulting in more trips to the bathroom.

2. ALLERGIES: Although pumpkin seeds are not as allergenic as other seeds, they may lead to some allergic reactions. The most common target of these allergies is the skin. So, if you have a pumpkin seed allergy, here’s what you may expect: Scaly, irritated, and red skin, Hives and itching, Allergic Asthma, Breathing problems, Headache, Throat irritation etc.

3. MAY LEAD TO WEIGHT GAIN: One hundred grams of pumpkin seeds contain 446 kCal calories and 19g of fats which can lead to weight gain. So it’s better to limit pumpkin seeds consumption to maintain a healthy weight. 

4. LOW BLOOD PRESSURE: They are rich in nutrients such as magnesium and beta carotene which may help in lowering blood pressure.

5. MAY CAUSE STOMACH ACHE: Eating large quantities of pumpkin seeds may lead to stomach-related issues, mainly stomach aches. It is because pumpkin seeds contain a high concentration of fatty acids that lead to stomach distress, cramps, and pain if consumed in excess.

6. DRUG INTERACTION: It contains anti-nutrients such as cyanide, tannin, and oxalates. They are high in vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids, both of which can worsen blood thinning in people who are already taking blood thinners and may cause severe bleeding.

 7. POSE A SEVERE HEALTH RISK: They have a short shelf life due to the presence of fatty acids which can turn rancid and eating rotten pumpkin seeds puts our bodies at risk for various illnesses which may include heart disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases, to name a few. 

8. OTHER SIDE EFFECTS: They are high in fibre. Therefore, eating them in excess might cause gas and bloat, and it can even cause constipation.

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