Pomegranate, Punica granatum L., is an ancient, unique fruit borne on a small, long-living tree in the Mediterranean region, Southeast Asia, and tropical Africa. Pomegranate was mentioned in ancient times in the Old Bible, the Jewish Torah, and mentioned three times in the holy Quran where it was described as one of the paradise fruits. In ayurvedic medicine, pomegranate is used in the treatment of parasitic infection, diarrhea, and ulcers. Recently, pomegranate has been studied in several systems of medicine for its pharmacological actions: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anticarcinogenic. The aim of the chapter is to summarize pomegranate efficacy in many preclinical and clinical studies.
Part of the book: Breeding and Health Benefits of Fruit and Nut Crops
Pomegranate, Punica granatum L., is an authentic, generous fruit which is cultivated in many parts of the world for thousand years. The divine fruit was born from nature to provide humanity with its effluent benefits for life and health. Through the ages, Pomegranate occupied an eminent place in ayurvedic medicine. It was prescribed for treatment of parasitic infection, diarrhea, and ulcers. Pomegranate wealth of prolific pharmacological activities makes it a rich culture for multiple studies in recent years. It will not be surprising if Pomegranate provides humans with a possible help in SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The enemy that has raided the world since the end of 2019.
Part of the book: Pomegranate