Chock full of antioxidants.the pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a vital component of Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet.
- The pomegranate was used in various remedies to heal ailments ranging from diarrhea to nose bleeds.
- The Indian culture has used pomegranates extensively in Ayurveda medicine for thousands of years, and they even use pomegranate juice as eye drops to help with cataracts.
- Pomegranates contain antioxidants that are believed to fight against free radicals, which are harmful cells that can become cancerous, in the body.
- This fruit is also a great source of Vitamins A, C and E, and contains folic acid.
- Reducing the risk of heart disease, decreasing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and promoting healthy skin.
- Properties in pomegranates help keep bad cholesterol from clogging up the arteries, supporting proper blood flow to the heart, and some studies have shown a reduction in systolic blood pressure when drinking pomegranate juice.
- These antioxidants are incredibly beneficial to the human body as they help fight allergies, intestinal problems, carcinogens and inflammation.
- Widely believed to improve the skin. believe that it fights wrinkles and gives the skin a healthy glow.
- Pomegranate seed oil is known to speed up wound healing and prevent scars.
- Pregnant women have been known to use the fruit to reduce the risk of premature birth, and some women rely on the pomegranate to assist with the side effect of fatigue due to menopause.
CATHERINE SHALINI RAJA
CARDIO RESPIRATORY PHYSICAL THERAPIST
FITNESS & SPORTS REHABILITATION SPECIALIST.