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Pomegranate

Pomegranate
Pomegranate is a treasure of nutrients, known as “Dadima” in Ayurveda, that has been used for its numerous health benefits for centuries. It is popularly considered as a “blood purifier”.
Pomegranate juice, when taken on a regular basis, is helpful in relieving digestive problems like diarrhea. It is also beneficial for managing heart problems and high cholesterol as it helps keep the arteries unclogged due to its antioxidant property. Taking Pomegranate seeds or juice helps improve energy levels and increases sexual stamina in men. It might also be beneficial in managing arthritis as it possesses anti-inflammatory property.
Pomegranate seed or flower extract might be useful in managing dental problems due to its antibacterial property. Moreover, applying a paste of Pomegranate seed powder and water to the skin helps prevent sunburn.
A good home remedy involves applying a paste of Pomegranate leaves and coconut oil or water on the forehead and massaging for a few minutes to get relief from headache.
Sometimes drinking chilled Pomegranate juice might cause a runny nose[2-7][10][12][21][36-39].

What are the synonyms of Pomegranate?

Punica granatum, Kulekhara, Dadima, Dadama, Anar, Dalimba, Matalam, Dadimba, Madalai, Madalam, Danimma, Rumman, Dadimacchada, Lohitapuspa, Dantabija, Dalim, Dalimgach, Dadam phala, Dalimbe haonu, Madulam Pazham, Dadimbakaya[1]

What is the source of Pomegranate?

Plant Based

Benefits of Pomegranate

What are the benefits of Pomegranate for Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

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Pomegranate might not help in case of COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). This is because the antioxidants and polyphenols in Pomegranate do not get absorbed and metabolized in people with COPD[7][28].
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Ayurvedic View
The chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a chronic lung disease which causes difficulty in breathing. According to Ayurveda, COPD is due to an imbalance of all the three doshas (Kapha, Vata & Pitta). Regular intake of Pomegranate helps to reduce symptoms of COPD as it helps balance all the dosha and gives strength to the lungs.
Tips:
1. Take 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Pomegranate powder.
2. Swallow it with water or honey after taking lunch and dinner to get manage the symptoms of COPD.

What are the benefits of Pomegranate for Atherosclerosis (plaque deposition inside the arteries)?

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Pomegranate might help reduce the risk of atherosclerosis (clogged arteries). It prevents the buildup of excess fat leading to hardening of arterial walls. Pomegranate is a natural blood thinner and is rich in antioxidants. It lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases good cholesterol (HDL). This also reduces the risk of plaque formation in the arteries[7][6][10].
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Ayurvedic View
Atherosclerosis is a condition where plaque accumulates inside the arteries, causing them to harden and narrow. According to Ayurveda, this accumulation is an Ama (toxic remains in the body due to improper digestion) disorder that affects the circulation of blood. This is because Ama is sticky in nature. It clogs the arteries leading to hardening of the arterial walls. Using Pomegranate juice or powder helps to reduce Ama due to its Deepan (appetizer) Pachan (digestive) properties.
Tips:
1. Take 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Pomegranate powder.
2. Swallow it with water or honey after taking lunch and dinner to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis.

What are the benefits of Pomegranate for Coronary artery disease?

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Studies state that Pomegranate may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Pomegranate is rich in punicic acid that lowers the level of triglycerides. It also contains antioxidants that lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases good cholesterol (HDL)[7][6][10].
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Ayurvedic View
High cholesterol is due to an imbalance of Pachak Agni (digestive fire). Impaired digestion at the tissue level produces excess waste products or Ama (toxic remains in the body due to improper digestion). This causes accumulation of bad cholesterol and blockage in the blood vessels. Pomegranate helps in controlling high cholesterol because of its property of balancing Agni. It reduces Ama and prevents the build-up of bad cholesterol.
Tips:
1. Put the Pomegranate seeds into the juicer or purchase the already prepared juice from the market.
2. Drink 1-2 cup preferably with breakfast to maintain a healthy heart.

What are the benefits of Pomegranate for Diabetes mellitus (Type 1 & Type 2)?

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Pomegranate contains polyphenols that reduce the glucose present in the blood. It also stimulates insulin-producing cells in the pancreas known as beta cells[10]. Pomegranate is also rich in antioxidants like gallic acids. They prevent cell damage that can cause diabetes-induced cardiovascular disease[7][11-13].
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Ayurvedic View
Diabetes also known as Madhumeha is due to an aggravation of Vata and impaired digestion. Impaired digestion leads to an accumulation of Ama (toxic remains in the body due to improper digestion) in the pancreatic cells and impairs the function of insulin. Pomegranate helps remove Ama and controls aggravated Vata due to its Deepan (appetizer) and Pachan (digestive) properties. This thus helps control high blood sugar level.
Tips:
1. Take 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Pomegranate powder.
2. Swallow it with water after taking lunch and dinner to maintain a normal blood sugar level.

What are the benefits of Pomegranate for Diarrhea?

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Pomegranate is rich in tannic acid, flavonoids and alkaloids. These inhibit intestinal motility. They also promote reabsorption of water and salts thereby inhibiting the accumulation of fluids[15]. Pomegranate inhibits the growth of S.aureus and C. albicans that causes diarrhea due to its antimicrobial activity[7][16].
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Ayurvedic View
Diarrhea known as Atisar in Ayurveda, improper food, impure water, toxins, mental stress and Agnimandya (weak digestive fire) are responsible for aggravating Vata. This aggravated Vata brings fluid in the intestine from various tissues from the body and mixes with the stool which leads to loose, watery motions or diarrhea. Intake of Pomegranate powder helps to control diarrhea because it has Kashaya (astringent) that retain fluid in the intestine and reduce the frequency of motion.
Tips:
1. Take 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Pomegranate powder.
2. Swallow it with water after taking some food to control diarrhea.

What are the benefits of Pomegranate for Erectile dysfunction?

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Pomegranate is rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants. It decreases inflammation and oxidative stress and increases the availability of nitric oxide in the blood. This increases the blood flow and relaxes the smooth muscles of the male genitals resulting in proper erectile function. Hypertension can also lead to the advancement of erectile dysfunction (ED). Pomegranate is rich in polyphenols and helps in managing high blood pressure. This can thus inhibit the progression of ED[7][6][19].
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Ayurvedic View
Erectile dysfunction is a sexual problem in males in which erection cannot be maintained or the erection is not firm enough for sexual intercourse. In Ayurveda, this condition is known as Klaibya. Generally, vitiation of Vata dosha is responsible for Erectile dysfunction. Pomegranate helps manage erectile dysfunction and improve sexual performance. This is because of its Vajikarana (aphrodisiac) property.
Tips:
1. Take 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Pomegranate powder.
2. Swallow it with honey after taking lunch and dinner to manage Erectile dysfunction.

What are the benefits of Pomegranate for Fungal infections of vagina?

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Pomegranate might help manage vaginal infections. This is due to its antiviral and antibacterial properties. It inhibits the growth of microorganisms such as C. albicans and T. vaginalis that cause vaginal infections[7][22][23].

What are the benefits of Pomegranate for Metabolic syndrome?

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Metabolic syndrome is a group of health conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity. Pomegranate reduces the risk of metabolic syndrome due to the presence of polyphenols[7][11][12][26][27].

What are the benefits of Pomegranate for Muscle building?

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Pomegranate might help manage muscle soreness post exercise. Pomegranate contains phytochemicals that have mild ergogenic (performance enhancement) effect. It enhances physical performance and boost strength[7][24][25].

What are the benefits of Pomegranate for Obesity?

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Pomegranate contains antioxidants, ellagic acid and tannic acid. It helps in managing obesity by inhibiting fat absorption in the intestines and suppressing appetite[7][12][14].
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Ayurvedic View
An increase in weight is due to unhealthy food habits and lifestyle which leads to a weak digestive fire. This increases accumulation of Ama causing an imbalance in meda dhatu and resulting in obesity. Pomegranate juice is useful to control obesity as it helps improve metabolism and reduce Ama. This is due to its Deepan (appetizer) and Pachan (digestive) properties. It balances Meda dhatu and thus reduces obesity.
Tips:
1. Put the Pomegranate seeds into the juicer or purchase the already prepared juice from the market.
2. Drink 1-2 cup preferably with breakfast to manage obesity.

What are the benefits of Pomegranate for Piles?

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Pomegranate is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory activity. It might help in controlling inflammation caused by hemorrhoids[7][6][20].
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Ayurvedic View
Hemorrhoids are known as Arsh in Ayurveda which is caused by an unhealthy diet and a sedentary lifestyle. This leads to the impairment of all the three doshas, and mainly Vata dosha. An aggravated Vata causes a low digestive fire, leading to persistent constipation. This causes swelling of the veins in the rectum area that leads to hemorrhoids. Regular intake of Pomegranate is useful to manage hemorrhoids. This is because it helps promote Agni (digestive fire) which corrects constipation and reduce the inflammation in hemorrhoids.
Tips:
1. Take 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Pomegranate powder.
2. Swallow it with water after taking some food to manage hemorrhoids.

What are the benefits of Pomegranate for Prostate cancer?

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Pomegranate contains polyphenolic antioxidants that inhibit the growth and destroy cancer cells. It also reduces inflammatory chemicals in the blood. This reduces inflammation and inhibits the advancement of cancer[7][17][18].

What are the benefits of Pomegranate for Rheumatoid arthritis?

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Pomegranate has anti-inflammatory activity. It inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory chemicals. This reduces swelling and stiffness of joints as well as joint damage. Pomegranate can thus be useful in the prevention of onset and severity of rheumatoid arthritis[7][12][21].
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Ayurvedic View
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is known as Aamavata in Ayurveda. Amavata is a disease in which vitiation of Vata dosha and accumulation of Ama (toxic remains in the body due to improper digestion) takes place in the joints. This is due to a weak digestive fire. This Ama is carried to different locations through Vata but instead of being absorbed, it gets accumulated in the joints. Taking Pomegranate powder on a regular basis helps to control symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. It reduces Ama due to its Deepan (appetizer) and Pachan (digestive) properties and gives relief from the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Tips:
1. Take 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Pomegranate powder.
2. Swallow it with water after taking some food to control the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

How effective is Pomegranate?

Likely effective
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Insufficient evidence
Atherosclerosis (plaque deposition inside the arteries), Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus (Type 1 & Type 2), Diarrhea, Dysentery, Erectile dysfunction, Fungal infections of vagina, High cholesterol, Hypertension (high blood pressure), Menopausal symptoms, Metabolic syndrome, Muscle building, Obesity, Periodontitis, Piles, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sore throat, Worm infections

Precautions when using Pomegranate

Breastfeeding
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It is safe to consume Pomegranate juice during breastfeeding. However there is not enough reliable information about the safety of using other forms of Pomegranate, such as Pomegranate extract. So it is advisable to drink only the juice during breastfeeding.
Moderate Medicine Interaction
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Pomegranate may decrease cholesterol level. So it is advisable to monitor your blood cholesterol level while taking Pomegranate with anti-hyperlipidemic drugs[7].
Patients with heart disease
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Pomegranate may lower the blood pressure. So it is generally advised to monitor your blood pressure while taking Pomegranate along with anti hypertensive drugs[7].
Pregnancy
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It is safe to consume Pomegranate juice during pregnancy. However there is not enough reliable information about the safety of using other forms of Pomegranate, such as Pomegranate extract. So it is advisable to drink only the juice during pregnancy.
Side Effects
Important
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1. Runny nose
2. Difficulty breathing[7].

Recommended Dosage of Pomegranate

  • Pomegranate Seeds - 1-2 Pomegranate or as per your requirement.
  • Pomegranate Juice - 1-2 glass of Pomegranate juice or as per your taste .
  • Pomegranate Powder - ¼-1/2 teaspoon twice a day.
  • Pomegranate Capsule - 1-2 capsules twice a day.
  • Pomegranate Tablet - 1-2 tablets twice a day.

How to use Pomegranate

1. Pomegranate Fruit Seeds
a. Peel off the Pomegranate and take out its seed.
b. Eat them preferably in the breakfast or in the afternoon.

2. Pomegranate Juice
a. Put the Pomegranate seeds into the juicer or purchase the already prepared juice from the market.
b. Drink it preferably in the breakfast or in the afternoon.

3. Pomegranate Powder
a. Take ¼-½ teaspoon Pomegranate Powder.
b. Swallow it with water or honey after taking lunch and dinner.

Benefits of Pomegranate

What are the benefits of Pomegranate for Dental plaque?

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The extract of Pomegranate flowers has antibacterial activity. It inhibits the growth of dental plaque-causing bacteria[7][38].

What are the benefits of Pomegranate for Periodontitis?

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Pomegranate might help in managing periodontitis (inflammation of the gums). Pomegranate has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. Deep periodontal pockets are said to be associated with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. Pomegranate has antibacterial activity and helps inhibit the growth and infection of H. pylori. Pomegranate might also inhibit the growth Herpes viruses that is known to accelerate the progression of periodontitis. It also inhibits pro-inflammatory chemicals and reduces pain and inflammation[7][39].

What are the benefits of Pomegranate for Sunburn?

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Pomegranate is rich in polyphenols that promote the production of collagen. Some of them also protect the skin against UVB- and UVA-induced skin damage[7][36][37].
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Ayurvedic View
Pomegranate is rich in polyphenols that promote the production of collagen. Some of them also protect the skin against UVB- and UVA-induced skin damage[7][36][37].

Sunburn occurs when the sun rays increase the Pitta present in the skin and reduce the Rasa Dhatu. Rasa Dhatu is the nourishing fluid which gives color, complexion and glow to the skin. Applying Pomegranate powder or paste on the sunburn area is excellent because Pomegranate has Ropan (healing) property. This makes it very effective to reduce the symptoms of sunburn and bring back the lost luster of the skin.
Tips:
1. Take 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of Pomegranate seed powder.
2. Add rose water to it to form a paste.
3. Apply evenly on the skin.
4. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes.
5. Wash thoroughly with tap water.

How effective is Pomegranate?

Insufficient evidence
Dental plaque, Periodontitis, Sunburn

Precautions when using Pomegranate

Side Effects
Important
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1. Itching
2. Swelling[7].

Recommended Dosage of Pomegranate

  • Pomegranate Powder - ½ - 1 teaspoon or as per your requirement.
  • Pomegranate Oil - 2-5 drops or as per your requirement.

How to use Pomegranate

1. Pomegranate dried seed face scrub
a. Take ½ teaspoon of Pomegranate seeds.
b. Add honey to it.
c. Gently message it all over the face and neck for 5-7 minutes.
d. Wash thoroughly with tap water.

2. Pomegranate seed powder face pack
a. Take ½ - 1 teaspoon of Pomegranate seed powder.
b. Add rose water to it to form a paste.
c. Apply evenly on the face and neck.
d. Let it dry for 5-7 minutes.
e. Wash thoroughly with tap water.
f.Use this remedy 2-3 times a day to get rid of oily and dull skin.

3. Pomegranate peel hair pack
a. Take peels of 1-2 Pomegranate.
b. Put into the blender and add curd to it.
c. Make the paste and apply it evenly on the hair and scalp.
d. Let it sit for 3-4 hours.
e. Wash thoroughly with tap water.
f. Use this remedy once a week to get smooth dandruff free hair.


4. Pomegranate seed oil
a. Take 2-5 drops of Pomegranate seed oil
b. Mix it with Olive oil.
c. Wash the area with before application and pat dry.
d. Apply and massage in a circular motion.
e. Leave it for 2-3 hour and wash it with water.

Frequently asked questions

Q. What are the chemical constituents of Pomegranate?

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Pomegranate is a rich source of chemical constituents such as anthocyanin, flavonoids, alkaloids, tannins, triterpenes and phytosterols[3].

Q. How much Pomegranate juice should you drink in a day?

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Usually, you can drink up to 1-2 glass full of Pomegranate juice in a day preferably in the breakfast. Caution should be taken if you have cough and cold as it can make it worse.

Q. How long can you keep a Pomegranate fresh?

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The whole fruit of Pomegranate can be kept in the refrigerator for more than 2 months. However, the juice and fruit (peeled off) should not be kept in the refrigerator for more than 5 days. So, if you want to increase the shelf life of Pomegranate, keep its peel intact and store it in the refrigerator.

Q. How to use Pomegranate peel for hair?

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1. Take 1 cup of Pomegranate peels and seeds.
2. Add ½ cup of curd to it and blend it to form a paste.
3. Apply this paste on the hair and scalp.
4. Let it sit for 3-4 hours.
5. Wash thoroughly with tap water.
6. Use this pack once a week for smooth dandruff free hair.

Q. Is Pomegranate high in uric acid?

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Pomegranate is a rich source of citric and malic acid and helps an individual to control the level of uric acid. This helps gout patients to get rid of swollen and painful joints and patients with kidney diseases[8].

Q. Does Pomegranate cause diarrhoea?

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No, in fact eating Pomegranate is good for diarrhea, dysentery and intestinal worms. Juice of Pomegranate is quite healthy for replenishing the electrolytes that are lost from the body during diarrhea and dysentery[9].

Q. Are Pomegranate seeds healthy?

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Yes, Pomegranate seeds are healthy. They are rich in antioxidants and polyphenols. Pomegranate seeds and its extract might be useful in managing diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and cancer[29-32].

Q. Is Pomegranate good for kidney stones?

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Yes, Pomegranate has anti-urolithiatic property and might be useful in managing kidney stones. It inhibits the accumulation of calcium oxalate thus preventing the formation of kidney stones. Pomegranate relaxes the muscles in the urinary and biliary tract which helps in easy removal of kidney stones[33].
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Ayurvedic View
Yes, Pomegranate helps to reduce the occurence of kidney stones. According to Ayurveda, accumulation of Ama is one of the primary cause of kidney stone. Pomegranate has Ama reducing property and inhibits crystallization or stone formation in the kidneys and bladders.

Q. Does eating Pomegranate helps in gastric inflammation?

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Yes, Pomegranate might control gastric inflammation. It has anti-inflammatory property that inhibits production of pro-inflammatory chemicals[34].

Q. Does Pomegranate helps in weight loss?

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Yes, Pomegranate might be used for managing weight loss. This is due to the presence of antioxidants, polyphenols and flavonoids[27].

Q. Is Pomegranates good for your skin?

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Yes, Pomegranate is good for the skin. Ellagic acid in Pomegranate protects the skin from UV-induced skin pigmentation[35].

Q. What are the benefits of taking Pomegranate juice during pregnancy?

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Pomegranate juice is considered to be extremely beneficial during pregnancy as it has a large amount of minerals and vitamins which are an important part of the pregnancy diet. It contains antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E that might help to fight against the free radicals and prevent cell damage, thereby preventing any injuries to the placenta. The potassium content in Pomegranate juice reduces leg cramps in pregnant women. This juice also ensures the healthy blood flow due to anti-inflammatory property which thereby helps in the development of the baby[41][42].

Q. What are the benefits of Pomegranate for men?

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Pomegranate is specifically beneficial for men as it helps to prevent prostate cancer due to its antioxidant property. The antioxidants present in Pomegranate helps fight against free radicals and prevents cell damage. Furthermore, antioxidant properties of Pomegranate might improve the testosterone level, increase sperm motility and manage certain sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction[43-45][51].
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Ayurvedic View
Pomegranate is Tridoshhar (helps to balance all the three Doshas), so it is beneficial in certain male sexual problems like premenstrual ejaculation, prostate enlargement due to its Vata balancing and aphrodisiac properties.

Q. Is Pomegranate beneficial during periods?

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Yes, Pomegranate might be beneficial during periods. Experiencing fatigue due to blood loss is common during periods, especially for women who are anemic. Pomegranate helps increase the blood count due to its antianemic and antioxidant properties which might help to overcome the fatigue[46].
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Ayurvedic View
Pomegranate is Balya (tonic) in nature. Due to this it helps to maintain the energy level and reduce the condition of fatigue which occurs in the body during the menstrual flow.

Q. Does eating Pomegranate help lower blood pressure?

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Yes, eating Pomegranate might help manage blood pressure due to its antioxidant property. Pomegranate reduces blood pressure by making nitric oxide more available in the blood. Nitric oxide relaxes narrowed blood vessels and lowers blood pressure[47][48].
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Ayurvedic View
Generally Vata is responsible for regulation of blood flow in the blood vessels. Pomegranate might help reduce blood pressure by maintaining the flow of blood in the vessels due to it’s Vata balancing property.

Q. Can Pomegranate help improve memory?

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Yes, Pomegranate helps in improving memory due to its antioxidant activity. The antioxidants present in Pomegranate protect the brain cells from damage due to free radicals. This might improve the functions of the brain associated with memory. It also helps to protect psychological disorders such as dementia[49].
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Ayurvedic View
Yes, consuming pomegranate seeds might help to improve memory as it helps maintain healthy brain function due to its Medhya (improves mental health) property.

Q. Is Pomegranate juice good for the liver?

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Yes, Pomegranate juice is beneficial for the liver and can help prevent problems such as fatty liver due to its antioxidant property. Antioxidants help prevent the damage to liver cells caused by free radicals, thereby preventing liver disorders and managing liver health[11].
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Ayurvedic View
Liver diseases generally occur due to the imbalance of Pitta dosha which also leads to indigestion. Pomegranate juice helps manage liver problems due to it’s Pitta balancing, Deepan (appetizer) and Pachan (digestion) properties.

Q. Is Pomegranate juice useful in fever?

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Enough scientific evidence is not available for the role of Pomegranate in reduces fever.

Q. Is there any harm in eating Pomegranate at night?

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Although enough scientific evidence is not available regarding the harmful effects of eating Pomegranate at night, it is a fruit rich in fibre and vitamin C that help in digestion and improve metabolism[11].
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There is no harm in taking pomegranate at night because it is easy to digest due to its Laghu (light) nature. It is advisable to consume pomegranate at least 2 hours before sleep for better digestion.

Q. Does drinking pomegranate juice causes itching?

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Some people might have allergic reactions, itching and swelling to Pomegranate[7].

Q. Is Pomegranate safe for hair application?

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Although not enough scientific evidence is available, Pomegranate peel extract or powder is safe to use. Apply on the hair for better quality and to control dandruff.
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Yes, Pomegranate is safe for hair application. Pomegranate juice when applied to the scalp helps nourish and strengthen hair follicles. Paste of Pomegranate seeds help to heal scalp due to its Kashaya (astringent) and Ropan (healing) properties.

Q. What does Pomegranate do to your face?

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Pomegranate is rich in polyphenols. It promotes collagen formation and protects the skin from UVA- and UVB-induced skin damage[36][37].

Q. Is Pomegranate seed oil good for skin?

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Yes, Pomegranate seed oil is rich in polyphenols and flavonoids. They have chemoprotective property and reduces the risk of skin cancer[40].
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Yes, Pomegranate oil is good for the skin because it provides soothing and a hydrating effect. This is due to its Snigdha (oily) and Ropan (healing) properties.

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