The pomegranate fruit is well known to everyone and it is grown throughout India. The colour and taste of the fruit gives attraction to the eyes of the individuals. It has curative and medicinal properties and it also helps to cure various ailments in human body. The fruit is red inside and reddish yellow outside. The reddish seed of the fruit gives more taste than that of white one.
The botanical name of the fruit is punicagranatum, it belong to the family punicacea. In India this fruit is mostly cultivated in places like Maharashtra and Gujarat. But the native of the fruit is considered to be of Iran and Afganistan. But at present this fruit is grown in all places and it can be cultivated in any kind of land and in any season. This fruit is grown more during the last quarter of the year.
The pomegranate fruit contain moisture about 76%, protein 1.6%, carbohydrate 14%, fat 0.1 %, calcium 10%, magnesium 12 mg, phosphate 70 mg, sodium 9 mg, thiamine .06mg, riboflavin 9 mg, vitamin C &D 14 mg, 27% pectin, nicotinic acid 30mg. percent per 100 gms. Its calorific value is 65. The pomegranate fruit contain good source of sugars. When the fruit get well ripened. It can be prepared in the form of wine. It is also a good source of iron and calcium.
The leaves, flower, skin and root of Pomegranate has its own curative properties. The fruit when it is taken directly, it gives cooling effect to the abdomen and also does blood purification. It contain considerable amount of oxalic and nicotinic acid. Roots, bark, flowers, fruits and seeds of Pomegranate – they all have medicinal properties in them. Roots, stem, bark – astringent, cooling, anthelmintic (especially good against tapewarm). Flowers are styptic and antiemetic. Seeds are diuretic, cardiotonic and anti-emetic.
DIARRHOEA AND DYSENTARY
Seeds are effective remedy for diarrhoea and dysentery. The one tablespoon powder mixed with buttermilk, consumed two or three times daily. Even the pomegranate juice is proved beneficial in case of diarrhoea as it contain astringent properties. The outer skin of the pomegranate is boiled in a cup of water till it become half and taken 2-3 times a day.
The pomegranate fruit is used for reducing cough. The flower of the fruit is to be kept in sun and dried, make it as powder and taken with hot water. The flowers of the fruit are taken, crushed, remove the juice from it with a small piece of ginger (read more on health benefits of ginger). Add small quantity of honey in it and taken.
The pomegranate fruit is effective in case of piles. The fruit should be consumed every morning in an empty stomach by adding a pinch of salt. This is taken for about three months regularly. It can also be taken with honey. Take a tsp. of the powder of the dry rind of Pomegranate with buttermilk to arrest the bleeding piles.
The bark of the fruit is to be dried in sun and make it powered. Take 2 tea spoonful of powder and boiled in a form of kashayam. This is taken in an empty stomach for about a week. This is very effective in case of intestinal worms.
The pomegranate fruit is effective in case of hyperacidity as it is rich form of alkali. So it helps to neutralize the acid. It is to be taken daily in an empty stomach for about a month.
The pomegranate fruit plays a vital role in secretion of enzymes. So this fruit improves the function of digestion. Mix the juice of pomegranate with a tsp. of honey and drink to cure conditions of indigestion especially when accompanied by giddiness
IN BLOOD IN MOTIONS AND DIARRHOEA
A decoction of equal parts of Kutaja bark and Pomegranate rind powder is taken with a tsp. of honey.
Saumph (cumin seeds) and Pomegranate seeds should be pasted and held in the mouth to clear the unpleasant taste.
The juice of Pomegranate, rock salt and honey should be held in the mouth for a few minutes and then swallowd.
IN BLEEDING FROM THE MOUTH
The powder of the ring of Pomegranate fruit should be licked with sugar and honey.
TO PREVENT ABORTION
In threat of abortion during the 5th month of pregnancy, the powder of the leaves of Pomegranate and sandal powder should be taken frequently with yoghurt and honey.
TO MAINTAIN FIRMNESS OF BREASTS
An oil is prepared with the paste of the fruit and sesame oil and applied on the breasts regularly to help maintain their firmness.
IN NASAL BLEEDING
Pound the buds with water and instill a few drops in the nose to stop bleeding.
IN ANAL ITCHING
Roast the rind of the fruit until it turns black and powder it. Mix this charred powder in some oil and apply over the anus.
IN TAPEWORM INFECTION
Make a decoction of the stem bark and drink. Punicine, the alkaloid in the stem bark is very effective against tapeworm.
TO INCREASE MEMORY
Dry the flower buds of pomegranate and powder them. Roll the powder into small pills and take a pill thrice a day to enhance memory power.
The pomegranate fruit is considered to be a laxative and used in case of constipation. Fruit should be taken about 100-200 gms. in morning and evening. It helps to increase peristaltic movements of the intestines and there by helps to relieve the constipation.
The pomegranate fruit is effective in case of anemia. It helps to increase the hemoglobin content in the blood, as it is rich in iron content. Pomegranate is to be taken about 200gms in the morning in a empty stomach.
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