The propertyand ibenefitsof thepomegranatethey are innumerable, yet it is a fruit that is not very present on the Italian table. Every part of the plant (fruit, seeds, fruit skin, bark and roots) hides its healing benefits and virtues.
Ayrvedic medicine, the ancient therapeutic system used in India for millennia, considers thepomegranatea complete natural pharmacy. The Chinese pharmacy has exploited the properties of the pomegranate for centuries and for some time also modern local medicine has been taking an interest in the potential property anticancer of thepomegranate.
The Pomegranate as a symbol of wealth
Although less popular, the symbol of thepomegranatecan be compared to that of theLotus flower. If the lotus flower, in some respects, represents balance, thepomegranateis synonymous with strength and wealth.
In many peoples, thepomegranateis seen as a symbol of fertility, wealth and abundance, which is why in Asian culture thepomegranatesplit is a sign of good luck. In Central Africa, thepomegranateit is given as a gift to pregnant women as a wish for prosperity.
In India, the juice of thepomegranateit is drunk by young couples who hope to have a large progeny…. In short, the list would be long! If of the lotus flower they strike the roots that sink into the muddy layers of the marshes, of thepomegranatethe seeds stand out. The pomegranate is unique in its kind: when it reaches maturity, its peel breaks, revealing the abundance of its red grains. The pomegranate ripe, it opens spontaneously to life, even if destined to fall, it turns its abundant seeds to the earth without delay.
The properties of the pomegranate
As anticipated in the introduction, thepomegranateit is used in various medical disciplines to treat a large number of ailments. In Chinese medicine, thedried pomegranate peelit is exploited for its astringent, anti-diarrheal and anti-haemorrhagic properties.
In modern medicine, thepomegranatehas attracted the attention of the scientific community for the particular abundance in the juice and oil contained in the seeds, of substances with a protective effect against atherosclerosis, tumors and other degenerative pathophysiologies. In particular, pomegranate seems to be useful in keeping the prostate healthy.
Other properties of pomegranate
Other studies have observed the ability of pomegranate juice to lower blood pressure and reduce oxidative processes in healthy people (it is a source of powerful antioxidants), reducing, among other things, the risk of contracting cardiovascular disease.
Nutritional properties and calories
100 grams of pomegranate contain 54 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, and a large number of micronutrients (minerals and vitamins, first of all those of Group B).
The benefits of pomegranate
The peel of pomegranate it tastes bitter, we cannot invite you to eat it but we can report the research conducted by the University of Leuven, in Belgium. According to the researchers, the peel extract of pomegranate significantly increases bifidobacteria in the intestine with a stabilizing effect on body weight. Extracts from pomegranate peel may be useful for those who have just finished a weight loss diet. Pomegranate peel is particularly rich in polyphenols, substances that exert a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action.
The introduction of the peel extract of pomegranate it would be able to reduce total and LDL cholesterol levels and prevent or treat inflammation of the tissues. For all the others property and the effects benefits of the pomegranate I refer you to the article Properties of the Pomegranate.
More information on pomegranate
The pomegranate in the kitchen can be the protagonist of delicious muffins, biscuits and pies made with pomegranate jam. For the recipe, please refer to the articlehomemade pomegranate jam. Pomegranate seeds, commonly called grains, can enrich delicious autumn salads based on pumpkin, rocket and other vegetables.
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