Latin name: Punica granatum
Sanskrit/Indian name: Dadima
Pomegranate is grown all over India and generally cultivated in the last quarter of the year.The seeds of Pomegranate are a source of many essential nutrients. When eaten, the seeds leave a cooling effect in the abdomen and purify blood. Full of sucrose and glucose, Pomegranate juice is a thirst quencher and energy booster. Studies have claimed that the fruit also possesses cardiotonic properties, maintaining overall heart health.
Pomegranate contains nutrients like protein, carbohydrate, fat and magnesium. It is also a good source of vitamin C and D 14, sugars, iron and calcium. These properties render the fruit its therapeutic benefits.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- Pomegranate juice naturally reduces dental plaque.
- The fruit is beneficial in treating piles, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation and stomach worms.