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What are the health benefits and advantages of Pomegranate..?

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Asked by jakir hussain, 08 Oct '12 10:31 pm
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The pomegranate is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing between five and eight meters tall.The rind of the fruit and the bark of the pomegranate tree is used as a traditional remedy against diarrhea, dysentery and intestinal parasites. The seeds and juice are considered a tonic for the heart and throat, and classified as a bitter-astringent (pitta or fire) component under the Ayurvedic system, and considered a healthful counterbalance to a diet high in sweet-fatty (kapha or earth) components. The astringent qualities of the flower juice, rind and tree bark are considered valuable for a variety of purposes, such as stopping nose bleeds and gum bleeds, toning skin, (after blending with mustard oil) firming-up sagging breasts and treating hemorrhoids. Pomegranate juice (of specific fruit strains) is also used as eyedrops as it is believed to slow the development of cataracts
Answered by LIPSIKA, 08 Oct '12 10:36 pm

 
  
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Two recent studies suggest that pomegranate juice may help fight prostate cancer. In one study, scientists grew cells from highly aggressive cases of human prostate cancer in tissue cultures. Pomegranate fruit extracts slowed the growth of the cultured cancer cells and promoted cell death. The researchers then implanted the cancer cells in mice. A group of mice that received water laced with pomegranate juice developed significantly smaller tumors than the untreated animals. In a preliminary study of men with prostate cancer, pomegranate juice lengthened patients PSA doubling time (the longer the doubling time, the slower the tumor is growing) from 15 months before treatment to 54 months on the juice.

Preliminary results in test tubes, animals, and humans suggest that pomegranates may also have beneficial effects on cardiovascular disease. Studies show that pomegranate juice can protect LDL (bad) cholesterol from oxidative damage. The juice has also been shown to slow the progressio ...more
Answered by Prince Deva, 08 Oct '12 10:34 pm

 
  
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Good for your heart and digestion. It also help boost red cells.
Source: aijaz gul's personal knowledge on health and nutrition
Answered by Aijaz Gul, 09 Oct '12 10:53 am

 
  
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Its one of the good Source of Iron.
Answered by Manju Sikri, 09 Oct '12 07:33 am

 
  
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Good source of iron and other essential minerals
Answered by vinay, 08 Oct '12 10:33 pm

 
  
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Packed with antioxidants equal to those in green tea and red wine, and especially loaded with Vitamin C and Potassium, pomegranates are said to help:

Lower Risk of Heart Disease [1] [2] [3]
Lower Risk of Cancer, Especially Prostate and Breast [4] [5] [6]
Lessen Symptoms of Diarrhea [7] [8]
Reduce Cholesterol [9] [10] [11]
Control Your Weight [12] [13] [14]
Fight Cell Damage [15]
Pomegranates are one of the few fruits whose juice is just as beneficial as its fruit or seeds. The peel, which you cant eat, contains the most antioxidants, and they are released in abundance when the fruit is squeezed for juicing.
Answered by anil garg, 12 Oct '12 05:07 pm

 
  
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