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Pomegranate Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

Repertory
General Name
Pomegranate
English Name
Pomegranate
Botanical Name
Punica Granatum
Hindi Name
Anar

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Pomegranate Cures

Effective

 
 

Action of Pomegranate

Most Effective

Nutrients in Pomegranate

Highly Effective

Taste of
Pomegranate

Nature of
Pomegranate

Cool

Parts Used

Root Bark, Fruits, Dried Seed, Fruit Rind, Floower Bud, Seed Oil

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Pomegranate

Pomegranates may cause Itching, Hives, Vomiting, Breathing Troubles, Irritation in the Gastrointestinal tract, Pain in swallowing the food.

Facial swelling or Mouth swelling may occur with excessive intake of Pomegranates.

Do not take Pomegranates if you have Asthma, Flu, Cough, Constipation or Plant Allergy.

Pomegranate may contraindicate with other medication. Therefore, prior discussion with a Healthcare Professional is must before use.

Caution : Pomegranate is effective in lowering the Blood Pressure. When Pomegranate is taken with Blood Pressure reducing medication, the Blood Pressure may fall below the normal levels. Do not panic by seeing this, reduce the dosage of the medication and stop it eventually. You can continue with the Pomegranate.
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Description

Pomegranate is a small tree.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 5 M.
Best used for Boosting Immunity.

In TCM :
Pomegranate Fruit : Shi Liu
Pomegranate Rind : Shi Liu Pi
 

Origin

Common Names

 
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Materia Medica for Pomegranate

Pomegranate General

Pomegranate is called Anar in Hindi. It is associated to the Lythraceae family. The entire Pomegranate tree has medicinal value. The Pomegranate Rind, Leaves, Flowers, Bark, Seeds or Arils are used for medicinal purpose. Pomegrante is a seasonal fruit. It is used to pacify all the three doshas, in Ayurveda. The fruit is beneficial in curing Anemia, Heart Problems, Intestinal worms and Skin diseases.

Pomegranate for Skin Health
Pomegranate fruit is an excellent way of improving the Skin health. A healthy Skin not only glows but even protects from infectious agents. Pomegranate is packed with powerful antimicrobial and antiinflammatory agents. They cure the problems like Age spots, Hyperpigmentation and Dried Skin. Thus, they provide a beautiful Skin and guard against Skin infections.

Pomegranate contains Zinc, Copper and Vitamin E. Zinc is needed for the growth of skin cells, which form the skin tissues. Zinc promotes wound healing and protects the skin from damage. Copper is needed for Melanin. Melanin provides color to the skin and hair. It even provides protection from the harmful Ultra Violet B ( UVB ) radiations from the sun. UVB radiations can cause Skin Cancer. Pomegranate is a good source of Ellagic acid, which prevents the growth of the Cancer cells. Pomegranate reduces Wrinkles and fine lines that are caused due to exposure to the Sun. It rejuvenates the skin cells and prevents the occurrence of Dark spots.

Pomegranate is an antiacne fruit. It is loaded with Punicic and omega 3 fatty acids, they are needed to keep the Skin hydrated. Pomegranate promotes the production of sebum by the sebaceous glands and sets the hormonal imbalance right. It cures Pimples and reduces the appearance of the acne scars. Pomegranates are beneficial for an oily skin too.

Pomegranate is full of Iron. Iron is needed for Hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen to the Skin cells. Adequate supply of oxygen, keeps the Skin cells fresh and young. Apply some fresh pomegranate juice on the skin to reduce spots on the skin. Iron also conquers the deficiency of Red Blood Cells. Thus it cure Anemia. The inner membrane of Pomegranate is highly acidic in nature. Thus, it is not consumed directly. However, it is an active ingredient in Skin care products.

Pomegranate fights Cancer. The pomegranate contains powerful anticancer nutrients like Polyphenols, Isoflavones, and Ellagic acid. Together, these nutrients fight and prevent from Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Colon Cancer and Prostate Cancer.

Drinking Pomegranate juice on a regular basis provides strength to the Hair follicles. It prevents hair fall and gives the hair a shiny look. The juice also improves the health of the prostate in men.

Pomegranate is a good nutritional powerhouse for a pregnant lady. The richness of vitamins and minerals help in providing a healthy diet. Pomegranate promotes the blood flow and growth of the fetus. Pomegranate contains Potassium, it prevent the occurrence of Leg Cramps during pregnancy. Having Pomegranate juice daily will reduce the risk of a premature and/or underweight baby.

Pomegranate is a Heart protective fruit. It expels bad cholesterol from the body. It keeps the heart free from diseases and prevents the risk of Heart attack.

Pomegranate improves the digestion process. Pomegranate juice eases the functioning of the Stomach and the Liver. It encourages the appetite and limits the desire of Excessive Thirst. Pomegranate is low in saturated fats and cholesterol. Thus, it aids in weight loss.

Pomegranate Juice possesses antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It increases the body's ability in fighting viruses and bacteria. Among all the fruits, pomegranate has the highest possibility to suppress the HIV transmission.

Dried Pomegrante Rind is bitter and astringent. Thus, it is useful in curing diseases like Swelling, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Inflammation and Bleeding. Pomegranate rind is a rich source of powerful antioxidants. The rind has even more antioxidants than the arils of the Pomegranate. The rind is considered a powerful Liver tonic that promotes digestion. It promotes wound healing and cures the problems like Colitis, Hemorrhoids and passing blood or mucus through stools.

Caution : People who are allergic to pomegranate should be cautious.
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Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Burns

Apply the paste of pomegranate leaves on the affected area.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Leprosy

Take the juice of Pomegranate leaves with Honey.

Pomegrante ( Anar ) for Typhiod

Prepare a decoction of Pomegrante leaves. Add rock salt to taste. Take half glass two times a day.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Wounds

Prepare a paste of Pomegranate leaves. Apply over the affected area.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Low Libido

Pomegranate ( Anar ) enhances the sexual desire of both men and women.
It increases the sensitivity of genital organs.
Take 50 gram Pomegranate ( Anar ) seeds daily. OR : Take half glass Pomegranate ( Anar ) juice.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Vitiligo

Grind dried leaves of Pomegranate to make powder. Take half tsp of it with a glass of water. Use it twice a day for 1 month without any gap.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Nose Bleed

Pomegranate ( Anar in India ) has strong Astringent property which helps to control Nose Bleed.
Pour 2 to 3 drop of Pomegranate ( Anar in India ) juice into the nostrils to control Nose Bleed.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Peptic Ulcer

Mix a teaspoon Honey in one glass of Pomegranate juice. Take two times a day.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Ascaris

Prepare a decoction of Pomegranate root bark in one cup of water. Strain and drink it three times a day.
For Chilldren, the quantity should not be more than half cup per day.
For Skin Rashes due to Ascaris, mix Pomegranate bark powder with Mustard Oil to make a paste. Apply on the affected areas.

Pomegranate (Anar) for Stomach Ache

Take Pomegranate seeds by sprinkling Blacksalt and Black pepper on it in Stomach Ache.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Vitilgo

Make powder of the leaves of dry Pomegranate. Have two tablespoon two times a day with a glass of water.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Dercum

Take a glass full juice of Pomegranate daily.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Diarrhea

Take one cup of water. Add 20 grams of Pomegranate skin and 3 grams of Cinnamon in it. Boil it for 10 minutes. Let it cool. Drink 30 ml of this solution, three times a day.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Morning Sickness

Take 2 teaspoons Pomegranate ( Anar ) juice with one teaspoon Honey ( Shehad ) in the morning.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Aging

Drink a glass of Pomegranate ( Anar ) juice daily.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Obesity

The juice of Pomegranate ( Anar ) is very beneficial to cure Obesity and Heart Diseases.
Drink at least Once in a day.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) Flower for Lips

Mash the flower of Pomegranate ( Anar ). Apply on your Lips. It helps to maintain the redness of your Lips. After this you may apply Castor oil on your Lips.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Diabetes

Consume 30 ml Pomegranate ( Anar ) juice daily.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Genital Herpes

Pomegranate ( Anar ) juice is rich in nutrients. It helps to fight against the virus causing Genital Herpes. Consume one cup of it daily.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Biliousness

Add 1 tsp Honey in 20 ml Pomegranate ( Anar ) juice. Drink it once a day.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Anal Itching

Roast the skin of Pomegranate ( Anar ). Powder it. Add some vegetable oil to make paste. Apply it over Itchy Anal.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Wrinkles

Simply drink a glass of fresh Pomegranate ( Anar ) juice daily. Its rich antioxidant content keeps your skin young.

Pomegranate for Low Blood Pressure

Drink fresh juice of Pomegranate once in a day. Or have 1 Pomegranate daily.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Hoarseness

Take one cup of water. Add 20 grams of Pomegranate skin and 2 grams of Alum in it. Boil it for 10 minutes. Gargle with this solution when lukewarm.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Anorexia

Extract the juice of Pomegranate fruit. Drink it daily once a day.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Nausea

Mix one tablespoon of fresh Pomegranate fruit juice with Honey in a ratio of 1:1. Consume it.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Fever

Extract the juice of Pomegranate fruit. Take one glass of this juice with 2-3 strands of Saffron added in it. Drink it.
It provide relief from the Thirst felt during Fever.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Indigestion

Roast one teaspoon of Cumin seeds. Grind this roasted Cumin seeds with Jaggery in a ratio of 1:1. Mix this mixture in 20 ml of fresh Pomegranate fruit juice with a pinch of Common Salt added in it. Consume it.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Dysentery

Crush two Cloves and soak it in 50 ml of fresh Pomegranate juice for six hours. Drink it.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Spleen Enlargement

Extract the juice of dried Pomegranate root. Mix one teaspoon of this juice in one cup of Milk. Drink it.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Amnesia

Pomegranate fruit juice help to increase Brain Activity.
Drink one glass of fresh Pomegranate juice with one teaspoon of Honey mixed in it daily.

Pomegranate ( Anar ) for Dull Skin

Mix two teaspoons of Pomegranate fruit juice with one teaspoon each of powdered green Papaya, Grapeseed Oil and Grapeseed extract. Apply this mixture to the face and leave it on for one hour. After one hour, wash with lukewarm water.

Pomegranate for Menopause

Have a glass of fresh Pomegranate juice daily. It is good to treat Menopausal symptoms like Depression and Anxiety.
 
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Herbal Treatment For Bed Wetting 1

Fry 1 tablespoon Coriander seeds till brown. Grind it with tablespoon each of Pomegranate flowers, Sesame seeds and Acacia Nilotica gum. Make a fine powder and add Brown Sugar in equal quantity. Take One tablespoon at bedtime.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 14

Take equal quantity of Turkey Berry ( Tint in India ), Carom ( Ajvayan in India ), Indian Gooseberry ( Aamla in India ), Curry Leaf ( Karipatta in India ), Fenugreek ( Methi in India ) , Ginger ( Adrak in India ) , Mango ( Aam in India ) kernel and Pomegranate ( Anar in India ) rind. Fry all of them in little Ghee. Allow it to dry and then powder them together. Have half teaspoon once a day with lukewarm milk.

Herbal Treatment For Chest Congestion 2

Grind equal quantity of Turkey Berry ( Tint in India ), Carom ( Ajvayan in India ), Indian Gooseberry ( Aamla in India ), Curry Leaf ( Karipatta in India ), Fenugreek ( Methi in India ) , Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Mango ( Aam in India ) kernel and Pomegranate ( Anar in India ) rind. Fry them in little Ghee. Take 1/4 teaspoon twice a day with milk.

Herbal Treatment For Diabetes 5

Roast equal quantity of Turkey Berry ( Tint in India ), Carom ( Ajvayan in India ), Indian Gooseberry ( Aamla in India ), Curry Leaf ( Karipatta in India ), Fenugreek ( Methi in India ) , Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Mango ( Aam in India ) kernel and Pomegranate (Anar in India ) rind in little Ghee. Powder them together. Take half teaspoon once a day with lukewarm milk.

Herbal Treatment For Piles 7

Fry equal quantity of Turkey Berry, Carom, Indian Gooseberry, Curry Leaf, Fenugreek, Ginger, Mango kernel and Pomegranate rind Ghee. Grind them together. Take half teaspoon powder twice e a day with lukewarm milk.

Herbal Treatment For Tuberculosis 1

Take equal quantity of Turkey Berry ( Tint in India ), Carom ( Ajvayan in India ), Indian Gooseberry ( Aamla in India ), Curry Leaf ( Karipatta in India ), Fenugreek ( Methi in India ), Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Mango ( Aam in India ) kernel and Pomegranate ( Anar in India ) rind. Roast in Ghee and powder. Have half teaspoon once a day with lukewarm milk.

Herbal Treatment For Heavy Menstrual Bleeding 1

Take Conch Grass and Pomegranate tender leaves in equal quantity. Boil for 15-20 minutes. Strain. Cool. Have 1/2 cup 3-4 times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Acid Reflux 6

Grind dry Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Salt, toasted Asafoetida ( Hing in India ), Pomegranate ( Anar in India ) and Dodder ( Amar Bel in India ) together. Take 1/4 teaspoon twice a day with water.

Herbal Treatment For Diarrhea 15

Grind equal quantity of dry Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Aniseed ( Choti For Saunf in India ), Cloves and seeds of Pomegranate ( Anar in India )fruits together. Mix a little Rock Salt ( Sendha Namak in India ) and take half teaspoon with Yogurt ( Dahi in India ) twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Kidney Stones 8

Boil a cup of Green Gram in water until it gets soft. Grind it. Again boil it until gets thick like soup. Take 1 glass of it and add some salt and Pomegranate seed powder. Drink thrice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 33

Mix in equal quantities the juice of Pomegranate ( Anar in India ), Ginger ( Adrak in India ) and Honey ( Madhu in India ).
Take One tablespoon thrice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Kidney Stones 11

Add crushed Pomegranate in Horse Gram soup. Mix well. Drink it once a day when bearable hot.

Herbal Treatment For Bladder Stones 1

Soak half cup Horse Gram overnight. Boil them next morning until Gram gets mashed. Add some salt to taste and Pomegranate in it. Have it when bearable hot once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Kidney Stones 12

Roast Some Chickpea ( Chana ) Flour and make a soup.
Now Mix One tablespoon powdered Pomegranate seeds and drink.
Repeat daily atleast for a month.

Herbal Treatment For Teeth and Gums 1

Dry the outer skin ( rind ) of Pomegranate ( Anar ). Powder it. Add a pinch of Salt and Black Pepper powder in it. Use it with your toothpaste to brush your teeth. You may also use the powdered mixture to rub your Gums and Teeth.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 43

Take a glass of decoction prepared by boiling 1 sliced Ginger ( Adrak ) into 100 ml of water. Add a half cup of Pomegranate ( Anar ) juice and 1 teaspoon of Honey ( Shehad ) into this decoction. Drink it twice daily to get best results.

Herbal Treatment For Hydronephrosis 2

Prepare a fine paste of Pomegranate seeds. Add one tablespoon of the paste in one cup of Horse Gram soup.
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Herbal Treatment For Milk Allergy

Extract the juice of Carrot, Cucumber, Pomegranate and Beetroot. Mix them in equal proportion. Drink it daily in the morning.

Herbal Treatment For Jaundice 16

Mix 10 grams grounded Sugar Candy ( Mishri ) in 100 ml Pomegranate ( Anar ) juice. Drink this mixture twice a day to keep Jaundice at bay.

Herbal Treatment For Jaundice 18

Dry 250 grams Pomegranate ( Anar ) leaves in a cool place. Grind the leaves into powder. Strain it off. Consume 4 grams of it daily with Buttermilk ( Mattha ) two times a day.
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Queries on Pomegranate
Syed Altaf ( Inida )
02 Mar 2016
I am a kidney transplant patient, having done the transplantation five years ago.
Because of so many healthy benefits of dry Pomegranate seeds, I would like to know if I can boil the Pomegranate seeds and drink a minimum quantity of its juice daily or alternate days.

Can anybody advise if I can do so.

Thanks and regards,
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Mugudh
08 Mar 2016
Dear Syed Altaf Yes Pomegranate juice is very beneficial for your condition. Also Cranberry juice. You should daily drink pomegranate seeds juice. Take it regularly for a month. This will improve the Kidney functions. Along with this, there is a herb called Land Caltrops. Take it in tincture form. Tribulus Terrestris is the name. Take 10 drops of this tincture in a glass of water. Drink this daily for a month.
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Mugudh
08 Mar 2016
Just drink fresh pomegranate juice. That would do. It is not necessary that you boil it.
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Ali Gfm ( Democratic Republic of Congo )
23 Apr 2016
Thanx for the great assistance,you have really made the world a good place to live!!!
May God bless you abundantly and exceedingly.
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PREETAM ( INDIA/HARYANA )
22 Sep 2016
I SOAK ONE TABLESPOON ANARDANA IN ONE GLASS WATER AT NIGHT AND DRINK THE WATER IN THE MORNING. IS IT BENEFICIAL?
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Gulab Upadhyay
26 Sep 2016
Preetam
Why do you soak the herb?
I mean, I did not get the point doing it. Has anyone suggested you to do so ?
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Akriti ( Nepal )
07 Dec 2016
How to preserve pomegranate leaves for use to treat insomnia.
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Rupal
12 Dec 2016
Why do you wish to preserve the leaves. The best herb for Insomnia is Tagara. Not pomegranate. So, I think you must go for that.
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Mukesh Kumar ( India )
21 Jan 2018
I am having frequent urination and doctor detected it due to Overactive Bladder. Is pomegranate helpful in Overactive Bladder?
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