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Pomegranate Use In Indian Traditional Medicine

Pomegranate is widely used in Indian traditional medicine. It is extensively used in Ayurveda. Here is a look at some of the important uses of Pomegranate fruit, seeds, leaves, bark and shell or outer covering.

Pomegranate Outer Covering For Stomach Pain And Burping: Mix 100 grams of dried pomegranate shell powder, 25 grams of dried mint leaves powder, and 25 grams of sendha namak (pink rock salt). Two grams of this powder mixed in 100 ml of water should be taken twice a day.

Pomegranate Nut Paste For Kidney stones: Take 25 grams of horse-gram and mix in 250 ml water and boil on a low flame till the water reduces to half. Add 2 or 3 teaspoons of Pomegranate nuts paste to this distilled solution and take twice a day. The stones will dissolve very fast.

Different types of depletion (motions/diarrhea): Take 75 grams of Pomegranate shell powder, 75 grams of sugar, 2.5 grams of nutmeg powder and 2.5 grams of cardamom powder. Mix them well. Take 2-3 grams of this powder mixed in 100 ml of sweet buttermilk twice a day to cure several problems relating to motions.

Benefits of Pomegranate decoction: To make the decoction, boil 200 ml of water mixed with 5 grams of Pomegranate shell powder till it boils down to half. Distill it and cool. This decoction can be used to cure the following diseases.

Blood through nose, mouth, and anus: Drink the above said pomegranate decoction twice a day.

Anal diseases: One teaspoon of Fenugreek seeds added to 50 ml of water should be distilled for an hour and this should add to the pomegranate decoction and consumed once a day.

Pomegranate Dental powder: Take 100 grams of Pomegranate shell powder, 20 grams of black pepper powder, 10 grams of salt and mix them well. It can be used as dental powder for curing several gum and teeth diseases.

Burns and wounds: Make a paste of pomegranate leaves and apply to the affected area.

Cough: Add 50 grams of Pomegranate shell powder and 25 grams of salt. One or two grams of this powder mixed in honey should be taken to reduce cough.

Worms in the stomach: Smash 5 to 10 Pomegranate leaves and mix them in 200 ml of milk. Boil the milk and after distilling, drink 100 ml of this milk. Thereafter, 20-30 ml of castor oil should be taken after two hours. It will kill several worms in the stomach and intestine.

To increase memory: Add one or two teaspoons of honey to 100 ml of Pomegranate juice and consume daily.

Face glitter: Make a paste of Pomegranate. Three teaspoons of this paste mixed with a half teaspoon of lemon juice should be applied to the face. Cleanse after half an hour.