Health Benefits of Pomegranate

Pomegranatepunica granatum, a berry, produced from a single flower cutting across hemispheres and adjusting itself to diversified climatic conditions is yet another gift of the plant and fruit kingdom to mankind.

The geographical swathe where this fruit is grown extends from India to the Mediterranean, to Iran , to North Africa and the Spanish America in and around  California. Flowing , therefrom, the variety of climatic conditions from  summer rains, winter rains, mild frost to sub-zero temperatures tests the resilience of this fruit and it comes out …a winner!!!. It is in this context , it carries health benefits that are rich, deep and all-round.

The plant compounds, among the healthiest are packed with nutrients and are embedded in the arils, the seeds of the pomegranate.

Pomegranate: Health Benefits

A snap – shot of the multi-variegated benefits are the fiber content , proteins, Vitamin C , Vitamin K and potassium that pomegranates are  blessed with .

The obsession of medical science with anti-inflammatory health condition stems from the extensive damage  inflammation can cause, as it  leads to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Who better than Pomegranate to provide relief from all these.

Prostate and  breast cancer cause serious damage in advancing years. Pomegranate helps in inhibiting the growth of these deadly cells and finds considered recommendation especially in the case of prostate cancer.

With its antioxidant properties, its ability to regulate blood pressure, offer comfort from painful arthritis, and help Alzheimer’s, elevate this berry to  a position  where it can boastfully be labelled as one of the healthiest fruits.

Blood reports for people facing high levels of triglycerides and cholesterol, may begin to see comfortable levels with regular consumption of pomegranate arils.

And what is more, the oxidative damage leading  to illness such as flu  finds succour through pomegranate.Being rich in Vitamin C, this ruby red fruit helps boost immunity and ward off symptoms of flu.

A blend of pomegranate, turmeric and ginger has produced PhytoRelief  CC , a product of AlchemLife .  This clinically tested natural cold and cough relief sugar free lozenge is based on 100% natural active ingredients, reduces symptoms, duration, and occurrence of common cold, dry cough, sneezing  and flu.

PhytoRelief possesses anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties and  also works as an immunity booster.


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