Pomegranate (Punica Granatum)
|Scientific name||Punica Granatum|
|Indications||Astringent, Anti-diarrheal, Worm killer, Anti-oxidant, Anti heart attacks, Anti-stroke, Treatment of kidney disease, Anti sore throat, Wound healer|
Pomegranate juice is rapidly growing in popularity. A new line of Pomegranate has also generated interest with its unique flavor and health benefits.
The small hard seeds left over after the arils are juiced, contain nourishment-rich oils brimming with antioxidants and highly prized for use in the cosmetics industry in skin lotions and anti-aging creams.
As medical research uncovers more health benefits from Pomegranate extracts, pharmaceutics industries is increasingly using it as a medicinal ingredient.
One of the oldest known fruits, found in writings and artifacts of many cultures and religions, the Pomegranate is an original native of Persia (Iran).
Iran is known as the largest producer of Pomegranate in the world. There are more than 700 varieties of Pomegranate in Iran and they are classified based on the skin color, seeds and taste. In a large scale, most Pomegranate farms in Iran do not use any chemical fertilizer or insecticides. This complex of various farms is now providing the market with a fully organic Pomegranate.
The Pomegranate contains a multitude of valuable components. In addition to vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other secondary plant substances, the so-called phytoestrogens contained in the Pomegranate are particularly worthy of mention. Pomegranate is known to be rich in antioxidants, especially flavonoids and tannins, as well as ellagic acid.