This is the last chapter of 10 herbs from Graeco-Arabic Medicine series.
What is pomegranate?
A pomegranate is among the healthiest fruits on Earth and is one of my personal favorites. Various parts of a pomegranate tree can be used to make medicine.
What is pomegranate used for?
Pomegranate is used for chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), hear conditions, high blood pressure, and recovery after exercise. It contains a range of beneficial plant compounds, unrivaled by other foods.
Does pomegranate work?
As a medicine, pomegranate is currently only proved to be effective for lowering high blood pressure. However, because of the important nutrients it contains, pomegranate has impressive anti-inflammatory effects, and may even help fight prostate cancer.
How do you take pomegranate?
Of course we take pomegranate by mouth. Some people also apply the extract to skin.
What are the side effects?
Pomegranate juice is likely safe for most people when taken by mouth.
When pomegranate extract is applied to skin, some people may experience sensitivity including itching, swelling, runny nose, and difficulty breathing.
Do not take other parts of a pomegranate tree by mouth except the fruit, because the root, stem and peel contain poisons.