What are the Qualities, Health Benefits and Side Effects of Pomegranate?

What are the Qualities, Health Benefits and Side Effects of Pomegranate?

Have you heard the Idiom?

Sau Bimar Ek Anar!

You are right this topic is about the Pomegranate i.e. Anar . Have you eaten this fruit? Of course! You have. Before you eat pomegranate only by the means of fruit. But from now you will eat the pomegranate as a natural remedy as well as diet. So let’s dive into the amazing benefits of the pomegranate.

Pomegranate is a very delicious and semi-seedy fruit. Pomegranate has refreshing and soothing qualities. Anar is easy to digest than other fruits. The pomegranate is a six-sided fruit of fairly large size, with tough leathery skin. It is divided into further numerous angular seeds. These seeds are surrounded by a succulent coating of pink or crimson color with a delicious subacid flavor. The sweet ruby pink and the sour varieties of anar are most popular. This amazing fruit has three times antioxidants as both wine or green tea.

Contents

Gulnar is full of vitamins and minerals. Gulnar contains Calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, sodium, potassium, copper, sulfur, chlorine, Vitamin B complex, and Vitamin C, etc. All Ayurveda Grantha have a description of the medicinal properties of Anar. It is a nutritious food. It provides strength to the body and keeps the immune system strong. The Vitamin B complex is the true reason for its red color. And it helps in increasing the red blood cells in the body. Following contents, we will discuss in this article.

  • Different Names of Pomegranate
  • Qualities of Pomegranate
  • Benefits of Pomegranate
  • Side Effects of Pomegranate

In India, it is cultivated mostly in the Pune, Maharastra, and Dholka in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. In Ayurveda, all the parts of the tree of pomegranates like seeds, skin, reddish brown bark, root, leaves and flowers are used.

Different Names of Pomegranate

Different Names of Pomegranate

Hindi Name : Anar Phal



English Name : Pomegranate

Arabic Name : Gulnar

Urdu Name : Amrdana

Telugu Name : Danimma, Danimma Kaya, Daalimba

Marathi Name : Dalimb

Persian Name : Anar

Malayalam : Raktbijam, Matalam, Madala

Kannade Name : Dalimbe Hannu

Tamil Name : Maaduali, Maatulai Pazham, Maatulai

Qualities of Pomegranate

Anar is light to digest and oily in nature. Anar phal is of three types – Sweet, sour and astringent. Its taste is sweet and sour. Its potency is neither too hot nor too cold.

Benefits of Pomegranate

Pomegranate is beneficial for various health diseases. In Ayurveda, anar is considered as the best medicine for stomach related and heart-related problems. It balances the tridosha – Vata, Pitta and Kapha Dosha. It is good for stomach disorders like Indigestion, Diarrhea, Nausea. Pomegranate juice is an excellent cooling beverage for alleviating thirst in case of sickness and fevers. It also improves the intellectual power. It also helps to maintain blood pressure in heart problems. Pomegranate is also beneficial for stomach inflammation, stones, esophagus and weakness of the liver. Let us explore the health benefits of pomegranate in detail.

  1. Digestive Disorders

During the loss of appetite, indigestion[1] and no interest in food, etc. Take 100 gm of Anar dana (made from sour pomegranate), 24 gm black pepper, Nigella seed (Kalonji seed) 24 gm, cumin 30 gm, and rock salt 20 gm.

Mix all these ingredients and make a powder of these ingredients. Now take 10 gm of this mixture during day and night time with lukewarm water.

  1. Chest Inflammation

Take Anardana 100 gm, Dalchini (Cinnamon), cardamon (elaichi), Tej pata (Bay leaf) 40 gm each. Make a powder of all these ingredients. Now mix this powder with 100 gm of powdered sugar.

Take  4 gm of this mixture thrice a day with normal water. This helps in the chest inflammation, indigestion, bloating and mandagni, etc.

  1. Blood in Stool (Hematochezia)

Pomegranate with fennel for blood in stool

Take anardana, saunf (fennel seeds) and Dhaniya (Cilantro, Coriandrum) in an equal amount. And make a powder of all these ingredients.

Take 2 gm of this mixture. And add 1 gm of powdered sugar in it. Use this mixture four times a day which helps to stop the blood in the stool.

You can also take the petals of the flower of anar. And make the powder of it. Take this powder thrice a day to treat the blood in the stool.

  1. Intestinal Worms

The bark of root and stem of the pomegranate tree has antihelmintic properties that destroy parasitic worms in the stomach. But the bark of root has a greater quantity of alkaloid than the bark of stem.

This alkaloid is highly toxic to worms. An adult should take 90-180ml of cold decoction of fresh bark three times a day. The decoction is used for expelling the worms from the stomach. Children should be given this decoction 30- 60 ml.

  1. Piles and Dysentery

Mix 100 gm jaggery with 400 gm of anardana. Make the powder of it. And take 1 teaspoonful of this mixture thrice a day to cure piles, indigestion, and dysentery[2] immediately.

You can also cure the wounds of the piles by taking the leaves of anar and make a paste of them. Now roast this paste in ghee and apply on the wounds of piles.

  1. Diarrhea

Cinnamon Sticks for Diarrhea

Take 100 gm bark of anar and 40 gm cumin seeds. Make the powder of these ingredients. Take 1 teaspoonful of this mixture three times a day to cure diarrhea.

You can also cure diarrhea by taking all these ingredients. Flower of anar 20 gm, Javitri 5 gm, Cilantro (Dhaniya) 10 gm, dalchini (Cinnamon) 10 gm, and 4 gm black pepper.

Make powder of all these ingredients and now take half teaspoonful of this mixture with honey. It will help to treat the diarrhea problem.

  1. Sangrahini ( Stool after eating)

Take 4 gm leaves of anar and 3 gm black cumin seeds. Grind them and consume 1 teaspoonful of this mixture thrice a day. It will cure Sangrahini dosh.

  1. Balances the Heartbeat Rate

Take the leaves of pomegranate, grind them and extract the juice of the leaves. Now consume this juice during day and night time. It helps to balance the rate of a heartbeat.

  1. Diabetes (Primary Stage of Sugar)

Take the bud of anar, Katha (Catechu) and powdered sugar in an equal amount. And make a powder of all these ingredients. Now take 1 teaspoonful of this mixture twice a day. It will also cure urinary problems.

  1. Leucorrhea

Take 10 -13 leaves of anar and 5black pepper. Grind them and make a decoction of it. Drink this mixture two times a day.

  1. Acute Thirst

Pomegranate Juice with Lemon

To cure the acute thirst. Drink the pomegranate juice by adding the lemon juice in it.

Take bud of pomegranate, powder of safed Chandan, Banslochan, and gum of babul (each 10gm). Now take Dhaniya seeds (Cilantro) and fenugreek seeds (each 14gm). Stone (Guthali) of jamun and mango (each 24 gm) and Kapur 4 gm.

Grind all these items. And add the juice of pomegranate in that mixture. Make the tablets of these items. Use this tablet two times a day. It will help to relieve acute thirst, diabetes, and urinary problems.

  1. Avlaeh of Pomegranate (Thick Paste) or Dadima Avlaeh

Take the 1 kg of sugar and boil it in water, make a sweet syrup. Add the 600 ml juice of pomegranate, Javitri (mace), black pepper, tej pata, dalchini (cinnamon), Laung (cloves), saunth (Dried ginger), pippal (Magha), jayphal (nutmeg) ( 3 gm each).

Mix all these items and boil them on medium flame. When the water change into a concentrated form. Consume this concentrated form and it will cure indigestion, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea, acute thirst. It provides strength to the mind and body. It also makes the immune system strong.

  1. Ostro Arthritis

Drink the juice of pomegranate daily. Because it has flavonoid named element that stops to produce the enzymes in the human body. Due to these enzymes, there is wear and tear of the cartilage of knees. The juice of pomegranate will prevent the wear and tear of the knees or helps in the arthritis problem.

  1. Acidity and Vomiting

Soak dried anardana in water. After 3-4 hours add powdered sugar to it. Take this drink 3 times a day. It will help in Acidity, vomiting, and acute thirst.

  1. Nose Bleeding

Take the flower of pomegranate, durva grass, and powdered sugar. Grind them and make a powder of all these ingredients. Take 1 teaspoonful of this mixture 3 times a day. It will cure the problem of nose bleeding. I have also applied to myself and it helps to cure my nose bleeding problem.

  1. Cough and Asthma

Pomegeranate for Asthma

Take 10 gm of the flower of anar, Katha (Catechu)10 gm, Kapur (camphor) 1 gm. And make the powder of all these three ingredients. Add some betel leaf  (Paan) juice into this mixture. And make the tablets of it. Suck this tablet 4 times a day. It will treat cough and asthma problems.

  1. Cold

Use the leaves of anar, jaggery and junglee berry (Jujubee). Grind all these and make tablets of it. Now eat this tablet thrice a day. You will immediately get relief from cold.

  1. Sore Throat and Cough

Take 100 gm of anardana, Dalchini, tej pata, elaichi (20 gm each), Saunth, black pepper, magha (Long pippal) 40 gm each. Now mix all the ingredients with old jaggery and make a powder of these items.

Consume 1 teaspoonful with lukewarm water. It will cure sore throat, cough, indigestion, constipation, and loss of appetite.

You can also cure the cough problems by taking the skin of the pomegranate 20 gm, black pepper 10 gm, chotti pippal (chotti magha) 20 gm, javakhar 4 gm.

Make a powder of all these items. And add 60 gm of jaggery into this mixture. Make tablets of this mixture. Take this one tablet three times a day.

  1. Wrinkles, Pimples, and Blackheads

Use the skin of anar,  turmeric, and lodar (Symplocos resimosa). And grind all these three items. Then take steam of this powder to cure the wrinkles, pimples, and blackheads on the skin of your face.

  1. Wounds

Boil the skin of pomegranate in the water. Now wash any type of wounds with this water. You will get relief from the pain and wounds immediately.

  1. Bald Scalp

Make the paste of leaves of anar. And apply this paste on the bald area of your scalp. It will help in the reproduction of new hairs on the bald scalp.

  1. Bleeding in Gums

Alum for Bleeding in Gums

Take flowers of anar, 1/10 th part of  Alum (fitakari) and 1/10 th part of Maju phal (Gall Nut). Grind all these ingredients. Apply this powder on your teeth while brushing your teeth during morning time.

It will help to cure the bleeding in gums and all types of teeth and gums problem. We also use this powder to cure all the teeth and gums related problems. It also makes your teeth strong.

  1. Honey Bee and Scorpion Bite

Make a paste of leaves of anar. And apply this paste on the bitten area. It will help in reducing the poison of sting of the honey bee and Scorpio. You will also get the relief from the pain of the sting.

Side Effects

a) Pomegranate is almost safe for people. But Some people have allergic reactions to pomegranate fruit. Some people have experienced sensitivity to pomegranate extract. Symptoms of sensitivity include itching, swelling, runny nose, and difficulty breathing. The root, stem, and peel of pomegranate contain poison. It is unsafe to eat or drink.

b) For Pregnant Women

Pomegranate juice is safe for pregnant women. However, there is no reliable information about the use of pomegranate extract. If you use pomegranate stick with the juice during pregnancy. Take the advice of the doctor first.

c) Blood Pressure

Pomegranate affects blood pressure. Pomegranate juice lowers blood pressure. So people who have low blood pressure. Use it carefully as it decreases the blood pressure. Pomegranate may interfere with blood pressure control during and after surgery. Avoid pomegranate at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

So, pomegranate has countless health benefits. It is an Ayurvedic balanced diet. Anar immediately provides relief from the tiredness. It cleanses the oral cavity, throat, and chest. Pomegranate is a natural aphrodisiac and increases the count of testosterone level. It also proves beneficial for ulcers. Sour pomegranate helps in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The children who have weakness and malnutrition. They take anar as a diet regularly in the form of juice or fruit. To eat the anar the best practice is to chew its seeds with teeth.

References

  1.  Organic Facts
  2. Easy Ayurveda

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