Pomegranate

Family Name : Punicaceae, English Name : Pomegranate ,Sanskrit : Dadhim ,Hindi : Anar


Pomegranate trees are grown all over India, whereas in westerns Himalayas ,Suleman hills Iran, and Afghanistan, it grows naturally. Based in it taste , 3 types of pomegranate varieties are found. These are sweet,sour, and sweet-sour. In case of pomegranate , not only fruit but the whole plant has rich medicinal values. The bud and the fruit greater medicinal value than fruit.

Appearance:
Its tree is 10-15 ft tall. The bark is smooth and dark brown in colour. Leaves are approximately 2-3 inch long and ½ to ¼ inch wide. Flowers are orange, blood red and some time yellow in clolour. They grow in individually and some times in bunches. Fruits are round and diameter of approximately 2 inch. The skin of the fruit is shiny , the inside of the fruit has multiple sections. Each section has multi-cornered seeds. The plant bears flowers in April- May and fruits in July- Oct.

Pomegranate is used to treat following ailments:
Nasal Bleeding
Toothache
Sleeplessness
Eye disorders
Throat problems
Hair problem
Headache
Wrinkled skin
Cough & Asthma
Heart problem
Indigestion
Diarrhoea
Worms in stomach
Jaundice
Piles
Cholera
Inflammation of eye lid
Ulcer, wound
Typhoid
Malnutrition in children

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