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  • Writer's pictureDr. Alla Arutcheva

The Power of Pomegranate. Health benefits for the whole body.

Pomegranate is my favorite fruit! It is delicious, juicy, and full of health benefits. Pomegranate possesses myriads of pharmacological activities such as anti-diabetic, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and other effects. This fruit offers potassium, vitamin C, and is a good source of tannin and flavonoids. Consumption of pomegranate could improve gut microbiota, prevent obesity and diabetes, help with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and menopausal symptoms. Bioactive chemical compounds found in the seeds and peel have pronounced antioxidant effects. Pomegranate juice (made from whole fruit) had three times the antioxidant activity of green tea and red wine.

Pomegranates (Punica granatum L.) originated in the Middle East. Ancient writings described the pomegranate as a sacred fruit symbol of good fortune, wisdom, and righteousness, providing fertility, abundance, and luck. Punica granatum is a Mediterranean medicinal plant used for generations in treating ulcers, diarrhea, and male infertility.

Anticancer property. Pomegranate has a significant role in preventing and treating various malignant pathologies. The treatment for breast cancer had focused on the inhibition of estrogen activity. Polyphenols from pomegranate possess strong anti-estrogenic, anti-proliferative, and anti-metastatic activity.

Recent studies suggest that pomegranate juice may help fight prostate, colon, and liver cancer.

Cardiovascular health. Pomegranates is known by its composition of their essential fatty acids (linoleic, linolenic and arachidonic, punicic acid). These polyunsaturated fatty acids are important in preventing cardiovascular diseases, among other heart problems.

Skincare. Pomegranate oil is anti-inflammatory and anti-aging. Pomegranate oil promotes cell growth, collagen production, gentle hydration, and progressive skin health over time, it can actually aid in restoring aged skin.

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