One of the oldest known fruits, found in writings and artifacts of many cultures and religions, the pomegranate (punica granatum) is an original native of Persia. This nutrient dense, antioxidant rich fruit has been revered as a symbol of health, fertility and eternal life. Lets discuss some beauty and health benefits of Pomegranate.
Pomegranates have anti-ageing properties and can rejuvenate your skin internally as well as externally. The oil from the seeds found in the fruit helps strengthen the epidermis (outer layer of your skin), which reduces or delays wrinkles.
Beauty Tip: Drink a glass of pomegranate juice daily for glowing skin.
Pimples at Bay:
The root cause of pimples is the hormonal imbalance in your body. Pomegranates are a rich source of Vitamin C which regulates the production of sebum, an oily substance secreted by your skin and which is the main cause of pimples.
Beauty Tip: If you want to enjoy the skin care benefits of pomegranates then mix pomegranate seeds (1tbsp) with some brown sugar (2tbsp) , honey (2tbsp), avocado oil (2tbsp) and orange peel (1tsp) to make a scrub. Use it daily for a few minutes for best results.
New Cell Generation:
As you age, you come face-to-face with problems such as skin pigmentation and age spots. This is when, pomegranates act like your knight in shining armour, protecting you from skin damage. Pomegranates help in the production of naturally occurring anti-oxidants produced by your body, which help in regeneration of skin cells.
Beauty Tip: Kick start your day on a healthy note by making a pomegranate smoothie. Mix half a cup of pomegranate juice with some berries of your choice and 2 tablespoons of yoghurt.
Lowers Blood Pressure:
Rich in antioxidants, pomegranates can helping to keep bad cholesterol from oxidizing and preventing atherosclerosis. They are also associated with lowering blood pressure levels.
Good for Heart:
Studies show that drinking eight ounces of pomegranate juice daily for three months increased oxygen flow to the heart muscle in coronary patients while several other studies have found that cardiovascular health improves with the use of pomegranate juice since it reduces plaque, increases nitric oxide and may prevent plaque from building in the arteries in some patients.
Highly beneficial for people suffering from heart disorders, even going as far as preventing heart attacks and strokes.
Can recover from Brain Damage:
Researchers have proved that maternal intake of pomegranate juice can protect the neonatal brain from damage after an injury.
Alzheimers and Osteoarthritis:
Pomegranate consumption can prevent and even slow down Alzheimer’s disease. It prevents cartilage deterioration and keeps osteoarthritis at bay.
Can be used as ToothPowder:
Powder of the dry rind mixed with pepper and common salt can be used as a toothpaste or powder. Regular application strengthens the gum, stops bleeding, prevents pyorrhea and cleans the teeth.
For Gastric and Asthma:
The fruit juice consumed with a little saffron is useful to quench thirst in fever. A sherbet of the ripe fruit is used to treat gastric and asthmatic fevers.
The pomegranate has astringent properties that cause cells to shrink. A person suffering from profuse purging can be given about 50ml of pomegranate juice repeatedly to control diarrhoea.
The pomegranate is good for the heart, the stomach, liver; it is a coolant and alleviates fever. It also increases the body`s resistance against infections.
source: Dhanyam Organic Store