The pomegranate is the deciduous shrub that can stand up to 8 meters. The cultivation of pomegranate dates back the long time with the origin can trace to Iran and northern India. It is also believed to be the earliest cultivated fruit. The number of pomegranate seeds in single fruit ranges from 200 to 1400. The seed is protected by water-laden seed pulp.
The health benefits of the pomegranates seeds can only be obtained when consumed fresh. Consuming the canned juice laden with the preservatives can produce the adverse effects instead of beneficial one. Further artificial color and preservatives can cause lots of noisome effect in human health.
Despite the immense health benefits received after consuming the pomegranate seeds. There are side effects associated with using the seed. The common side effects are itching, nausea, vomiting running nose, swelling and difficulty in breathing etc. It is commonly observed that constipation can arise due to an overdose of pomegranates.
Some health benefit
1. Combat Aging Effect
Due to punicalagin an antioxidant, the possible damage in the cell by free radicle is prevented. Due to this, it is effective in the combat of aging process.
Cancer can be prevented by regular consumption of pomegranate. Chemical in the pomegranate prevent the tumorous from getting nutrition from the blood. Cancer like that in the prostate, the breast can be prevented by regular consumption of the pomegranate.
3. Heart Disease
Lowering of the bad cholesterol can result in the beneficial effect on the heart.
4. Improves Cognitive Power
Due to the lush with the vitamin and vital nutrient that is essential for normal functioning of the body. Uses of the pomegranate are associated with improving the cognitive power of the brain.
Due to the innate antimicrobial quality that is preventing bacterial and fungal infection. This can be effective against various diseases causing germs.
6. Joint Pain
Pomegranate has the anti-inflammatory properties which can be beneficial to the joint pain. It is estimated that it can block the enzyme, which triggers the joints damage.
Scant of evidence claimed that pomegranate increases the erectile response. This is based on the assumption the use of pomegranate improves the blood circulation in the body. This has been seen while experimenting with rabbits.
8. Bowl Upsets
Bowl upsets caused by dysentery and cholera can be prevented by consuming pomegranate.
Due to the lush of iron in the pomegranate consuming pomegranate seeds can provide adequate iron in the body.
10. Alzheimer disease
Regular consumption of pomegranate in moderation can be beneficial in the combat of Alzheimer disease in old age.