Nutritional properties of pomegranates
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF POMEGRANATE
Pomegranate fruits have many nutritional advantages, such as various acids (citric, malic,...), flavonoids, polyphenols, sterols, alkaloids, tannins, etc.., (see "Pomegranate properties" in the listing above)
Pomegranate is also a tree, and this tree produces a series of substances with medicinal properties, which not only reside in the fruits. We can use its roots, stem, leaves, fruits,..Depending of the part of the tree, we will have different medicinal properties.
Pomegranate: a remedy used in traditional medicine
For centuries, the juice of pomegranate fruit has been used as a treatment for intestinal problems. But, this is not the only application that is known.
Pomegranate in Indian medicine
Photo of pomegrane, showing the inside
In Ayurvedic medicine, different parts of pomegranate tree and pomegranate fruits are used for different applications. For example:
Properties of the bark of the pomegranate
PROPERTIES OF POMEGRANATE SEED OIL
Pomegranate seeds are attributed with estrogenic properties
From pomegranate seeds we usually extract oil which is very rich in various acids, (ellagic acid, citric acid and malic acid,...) and some sterols. Some studies have attributed anti-inflammatory properties to this oil.
Properties of the flowers of pomegranate
The flowers of the pomegranate are rich in various kinds of organic acids. Sometimes flowers are used as astringents, in case of diarrhea, as well as in external skin applications.
Properties of the leaves of pomegranate
The leaves of the pomegranate are rich in tannins and flavonoids such as apigenin and luteolin. Its use could help reduce anemia
Some studies have attributed tumoral inhibitory effects to the consumption of pomegranate juice in conjunction with extractions of the root bark of the pomegranate.
A preparations of pomegranate safe?
Pomegranate, being rich in tannins, is not free of toxicity and it should be used properly. (More information)
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