January 28, 2007

Medicinal uses of Pomegranate (Anar)

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The word ‘Pomegranate’ literally means “seeded apple”. Though peeling the skin of this fruit is a tedious job, relishing the juicy red sacs from inside the fruits will make you feel that it is worth the trouble taken.

Pomegranates do not contain any fat, cholesterol, or sodium. Additionally, they provide an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber. 1 pomegranate contains nearly hundred calories.

According to a study, if consumed daily over a long period of time, the powerful antioxidants in pomegranates may help combat cancer, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis and may also prevent hardening of arteries.

Home remedies with pomegranate
1) The peel of the fruit should be dried and powdered and taken in doses of 5-10 gms, twice or thrice a day, in cases of hyper-acidity, diarrhea and low appetite.

2) Powdered peel mixed with salt can be used toothpowder.

3) For parasitic infestations like tapeworm etc., decoction of the root, 10-20 gm should be taken followed by a purgative.

4) This fruit is beneficial for dry coughs also.

5) Intake of fresh fruit juice provides relief in urinary disorders.

6) Include this fruit in your diet when you are suffering from fevers.

7) The juice of this fruit can be used to wash wounds and ulcers.

8) For throat and other oral afflictions, gargling with the decoction of this fruit peel helps.



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28 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:58 PM

    I'd like to add some more things about this wonder fruit to benefit everyone:
    A remedy for tapeworm, pinworm and roundworm since the time of ancient Greeks. It is high in tannin content; that makes the rind of the fruit an astringent for internal and external use; for skin problems, hiccoughs, dysentery, diarrhea, leucorrhea, blood purifier, as a gargle for throat and mouth irritation, ulcers, colitis, prolapse of rectum or vagina, hemorrhoids, conjunctivitis, anemia, chronic bronchitis, tuberculosis, and as a vaginal douche for leucorrhea.
    -Jackie

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  2. unknown9:25 AM

    The juice from the fresh fruit is an excellent cooling beverage for alleviating thirst in cases of fevers and sickness. It acts on the liver, heart and kidneys and tones up their functions. It supplies the required minerals and helps the liver to preserve vitamin A from the food. It increases the body's resistance against infections, particularly tuberculosis.

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  3. food expert9:18 AM

    Pomegranate Juice seems to be showing up on shelves everywhere has been proven to have some amazing disease fighting properties. High in antioxidants, pomegranate juice has been shown to destroy cancer cells. It has also been effective in promoting good cardiovascular health

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  4. Sahiti5:49 PM

    It helps make the hemoglobin in the blood which means it improves the blood in the human body.

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  5. Dr Aravind9:43 AM

    Full of vitamins and minerals, pomegranate is loaded with vitamins C and A, as well as calcium and phosphorus. This combination of vitamins and minerals is believed to aid in reversing many diseases, as well as aid in strengthening the auto-immune system and improve overall health.

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  6. Anonymous9:43 AM

    Pomegranates contain flavanoids, believed to aid in the prevention of cancer, specifically prostate cancer.

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  7. Sakshi8:41 AM

    It helps make the hemoglobin in the blood which means it improves the blood in the human body.

    But if this question is about how to use it in cooking, the most common usage is to toss the seeds in a salad for a nice tart accent. You can also use the juice (bought in bottles) in recipes instead of citrus juices. Most often, people simply just chew on the seeds!

    they also stain really bad so dont get the juice on anything

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  8. Dharanendra8:44 AM

    grind them in a pestle, or a blender, use the dust to exfoliate.
    Place white rice in a bowl with puried warm water in it.
    Let soak for five minutes.
    Exfoliate the seeds off with some rice grains, then rinse with the rice water- milky.
    You have skin like marble after that.

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  9. Swarna8:45 AM

    "The antioxidant, immune-boosting, and anticarcinogenic properties of the pomegranate offer multiple potential medical applications.

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  10. Ketan9:51 AM

    It helps make the hemoglobin in the blood which means it improves the blood in the human body.

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  11. Danesh5:29 PM

    Pomegranate seeds are rich in oil, which have hormone producing effects and stimulate estrogen hormone. It is also used to prepare cosmetics and moisturizing body lotion.

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  12. Dr Aravind5:30 PM

    Pomegranate fruit has a high content of riboflavin, the B2 vitamin that normalizes the nervous system and is used against radiation sickness.

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  13. Lokesh5:30 PM

    It prevents premature aging, stroke, arthritis, Alzheimer's and even cancer.

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  14. Anonymous5:38 PM

    Pomegranate is loaded with tannins, anthocyanins, polyphenolics and antioxidant vitamins, A, E and C, all of which have a health effect on the body. These elements work together to benefit the arteries, plus it keeps the cardiovascular system healthy which is the chief health benefit of Pomegranate. It has also been found to increase levels of nitric oxide, which improve blood flow to the heart, reduce arterial plaque, reduce systolic blood pressure and help in curing erectile dysfunction.

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  15. Health Expert8:37 AM

    They are a good source of vitamins A, C, and folic acid. They have high levels of polyphenol antioxidants with powerful free-radical scavenging ability. Tannins, anthocyanins, ellagic acid and gallic acid are all types of polyphenols that are found in pomegranates.

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  16. Anonymous8:39 AM

    pomegranate juice was shown to be of benefit to diabetics with high levels of LDL cholesterol by reducing risk for atherosclerosis, a condition that leads to arterial wall thickening and hardening.

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  17. Anonymous8:45 AM

    In other research pomegranate juice has been proved effective in reducing factors leading to heart disease, and may clear clogged arteries, reducing build-up of plaque by up to 30% in a study of 19 elderly patients with atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is a condition in which plaque builds up inside the arteries as the result of a build-up of fatty materials such as cholesterol.

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  18. Sudheedra9:46 AM

    Pomegranate has substances, such as polyphenols, that have antioxidant, anti-viral, and anti-tumor activity. Pomegranate may also be helpful in maintaining healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and a recent study indicates pomegranate has compounds that play a role in osteoarthritis and prostate health.

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  19. Govinda9:48 AM

    Pomegranate Juice protects nitric oxide

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  20. Sundar9:50 AM

    Drinking pomegranate juice during pregnancy may help reduce the risk of brain injuries in babies.
    Decreased blood flow and oxygen to an infant's developing brain during pregnancy, birth and early development is linked to premature birth and can lead to brain tissue loss, seizures and mobility impairments such as cerebral palsy.

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  21. Varsha10:48 AM

    Beauty Advice- Powder the pomegranate skin and roast it. Mix the roasted powder with lime juice and apply the mixture on the pimples. This is an effective cure for pimples.

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  22. Vaibhavi11:42 AM

    Pomegranate contains antioxidants like polyphenols, tannins and anthocyannins which effects in removal of free radicals from our body cells. It also helps in repair of cells and boosts the immune system. Pomegranate juice is known to be among the super healthy drinks of today. It is helpful in osteoarthritis and keeping the skin and heart healthy.

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  23. Pallavi11:52 AM

    My experience with this website is quite an education.Thanks

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  24. Vrinda11:34 AM

    pomegranates have been clinically proven to give you better systolic pressure by removing buildup in your arteries, the type of pressure when your heart contracts, and to help remove the effects of dental plaque. The amazing facts of this fruit are being broadcast all over the world and everybody is listening.

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  25. Soubhagya11:34 AM

    It helps lower prostate cancer and breast cancer

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  26. It is a wonderful fruit. It should be a part of our diet.

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  27. Ayaanna3:17 PM

    Not only is pomegranate anti-inflammatory and high in essential fatty acids, it has also been shown to stimulate Keratinocyte skin cells which help with cellular regeneration, making it a fantastic anti-aging ingredient.

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  28. Karuna3:18 PM

    Organic pomegranate juice is highly beneficial for skin. Its small molecular structure helps to penetrate more deeply into the skin to deliver hydration rich in micronutrients and phytochemicals.

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