Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2013)
Medicinal Uses Of Punica Granatum And Its Health Benefits
Debjit Bhowmik*,bS.Durai vel, Harish Gopinath, B. Pragati Kumar, Aravind, K.P.Sampath Kumar
Pomegranate has been used for thousands of years to cure a wide range of diseases across different cultures and civilizations. It has great nutritional values and numerous health benefits. Pomegranates as a Treatment for Cancer, Osteoarthritis and Other Diseases. The pomegranate has been used in natural and holistic medicine to treat sore throats, coughs, urinary infections, digestive disorders, skin disorders, arthritis, and to expel tapeworms. However, modern research suggests that pomegranates might be useful in treating such serious conditions as prostate cancer, skin cancer, osteoarthritis, and diabetes. Studies also show that pomegranate seeds might help rid the digestive system of fats. Clinical research shows that pomegranates, when part of a healthy diet, might help prevent heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. This is because pomegranates have the potential to thin the blood, increase blood flow to the heart, reduce blood pressure, reduce plaque in the arteries, and reduce bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol. . A decotion of seed is used to treat syphilis. Juice used to treat jaundice and diarrhoea. Juice of flower is used to treat nose bleeds. The fruit pulp and the seed are stomachic. Dried, pulverized flower buds are employed as a remedy for bronchitis.
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Debjit Bhowmik*,bS.Durai vel, Harish Gopinath, B. Pragati Kumar, Aravind, K.P.Sampath Kumar. Medicinal Uses Of Punica Granatum And Its Health Benefits. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2013;1(5):28-35.