Pomegranate is a shrub, herb, or small tree that is native to Iran. Due to its potential health benefits, pomegranate is often used to produce various natural medicines, home remedies, herbal dietary supplements, homeopathic medicine, naturopathic remedies, and alternative medicines. Pomegranates are often used in culinary to make various dishes like a Persian soup called ash-e anar. Other names for pomegranate include: Anardana, Dadima, Dadim, Punica granatum, Pomegranate Leaf Extract, Pomegranate Fruit, Pomegranate Flower, and Fruit of the Dead.
Health Benefits of Pomegranate
In Indian Ayurvedic medicine, pomegranate is a traditional natural medicine that has been used for millenniums. It was most commonly used as a natural medicine or naturopathic remedy for stomach problems such as diarrhea, dysentery, and parasites in the intestines. The juices and seeds of pomegranate was also said to be a kind of natural health tonic for the throat and heart. Its rind and bark was also used as a homeopathic or holistic medicine to treat nose bleeds, as a skin toner, to treat gum disease, to treat hemorrhoids, to slow the growth of cataracts, and a multitude of other ailments.
Today, pomegranate may have health benefits and so it is sometimes used as a herbal dietary supplement or home remedy to treat a wide range of illnesses such as chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), blood pressure, heart problems such as congestive heart failure, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, and conditions related to the digestive systems such as dysentery, parasites in the intestines (like tapeworms), and diarrhea.
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