Pomegranate Treats Tapeworms. June 10, 2005 11:54 AM
Dried bark of pomegranate treats tapeworms!
Extracts of different parts of the tree exhibit antibiotic activity. The seeds of pomegranate yield a drying oil which possesses antibacterial properties.
The micro-nutrient-rich pomegranate has earned a special place in the fruit-bowl.
King Solomon grew an orchard of pomegranates for the children of Israel and centuries later, some Prophets observed that by eating pomegranate, the feelings of envy and hatred gets purged out.
Pomegranate was well known in Harappan times of 2000 B.C. . Jain and Buddhist monks consumed fresh juice of pomegranate as a refreshing drink.
Sixty per cent of the fruit is edible. More than three-fourths (78%) of edible portion contains moisture.
The fruit (100 g) has 1.6 g of protein, 14.5 g of carbohydrates, a little fat (0.1 g) and yields 65 Kcal of energy.
It is a fairly good source of B-complex vitamins like thiamin (0.06 mg), riboflavin (0-10 mg), niacin (0.3 mg) and minerals like iron (0.3 mg).
It is also a good source of vitamin C (16mg), phosphorus (70 mg), potassium (133 mg), zinc (0.82 mg) and magnesium (0.77 mg) and calcium 10 Mg.
The sugar content increases with the age of the fruit and of the tree. Similarly, concentration of Vitamin C also increases with the maturity of the fruit.
Pomegranate is largely used as a dessert. The seeds along with the fleshy portion are dried and commercially marketed as Anardana and are widely used as condiment.
A delicious juice is prepared from the fruits. Fully ripe fruits yield a sweet deep coloured juice with a rich flavour. Pomegranate juice blends well with other juices. Pomegranate juice may be converted into an excellent syrup.
The dried bark of both the root and stem has long been used in the treatment of tapeworms. Extracts of different parts of the tree exhibit antibiotic activity. The seeds of pomegranate yield a drying oil which possesses antibacterial properties.
The juice of the wild pomegranates in Azerbaijan of Russia is being used as medicine.
The rind is valued as astringent in cases of diarrhoea and dysentery.
The expressed juice of the leaves and the young fruit and the decoction of the bark are also used in the treatment of dysentery.
The powdered flower buds are used in treatment of bronchitis. The seeds or pulp help in promoting digestion and are also believed to be good for the heart.
Pomegranate flowers (Anarkali) also have great ornamental value and could find place in gardens. Dwarf type and double flowered form with red, yellow or white flowers are some of the most popular varieties available for plantation. The plant nowadays is grown as an attractive hedge.
FOR WASHING INFECTED SKIN
Water in which neem leaves have been boiled.
Tea decoction with a pinch of salt.
Turmeric water, made by boiling water, and adding turmeric powder to it.
Hibiscus leaf juice or leaf extract in water can be used to wash inflamed skin.
Rice starch water ogt by decanting cooked rice.
- A Saibaba
Courtesy: Nutrition, Vol. 30. No. 2, Health Action
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July 06, 2005 3:12 PM
This is a strange question, but how does one get ahold of pmegranate bark, or leaves? All I ever see is the fruit itself.
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Pomagranate leaves & bark July 06, 2005 10:19 PM
Salaam Pomagranete Friends,
A question was asked about how to get the leaves and some of the bark. If you do a search for California pomegranate farms, or other ones in the US, it would seem that the farmers would be happy to share these with you. There might be a small charge plus shipping, however it would be worthwhile. I also will post at ebay and see if there are any pomegranate growers willing to post them....
Actually, My daughter lives next to a very large tree of them and I probably could get some to ship out????
There are quite a few here in Nevada, however I only see them rotting, I do not think the poeple know what to do with them.
I know I am asking this fall so I can make more jelly.
Oh, and when I have a bit more time I will post some wonderful recipes. Thanksgiving is not far off and I have the most wonderful recipe for Turkey and stuffing...
Off to bed now...Rabia
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