Sanskrit Name: Dadima
Punica granatum- Fructus Semen, Pericarpium (Punicaceae)
Fruit- Vitamin C, Pectin, Sterols- estrone. Rind- Alkaloids-
pelletierine, Tannins- punicalagin, punicalin.1
GIT: The sweet juice of the fruit is a wonderful cooling drink for an inflamed stomach and intestines. It is a specific for hyperacidity. Its mild astringency helps to slow the movement of vata and alleviates any excess pitta. The rind is a fine astringent that will bind a loose bowel very quickly. It is a common folk remedy for dysentery with bleeding and mucus.
It also kills parasites- it is aspecific for tapeworms, pina and roundworms. The dry roasted seeds are a great benefit to those with an excessively strong appetite, tikshna agni. They help to balance the excess heat.
HEART: As a wonderful cordial herb it strengthens the heart. Its affinity for the blood helps in bleeding and sensations of heat.
REPRODUCTION: Pomegranates are well-known aphrodisiacs. They benefit the semen via the plasma or rasadhatu.
MENOPAUSE: They are a specific for maintaining healthy levels of oestrogen. Eat the fresh fruit regularly.
Contraindications: Not in constipation