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Fruit of Punica granatum (family Punicaceae), a reddish yellow fruit the size of a large orange, containing many seeds enclosed in a reddish acidic pulp; used in diarrhea for its astringent properties; the bark of the tree and of the root contains pelletierine and other alkaloids and has been used as a teniacide.
Synonym(s): granatum
[L. pomum, apple, + granatus, many seeded, fr. granum, grain or seed]


An essence which, in the pseudoscience of flower essence therapy, is said to enhance feminine warmth, creativity and a sense of nurturing.


n Latin name:
Punica granatum; parts used: bark, fruit, peel, roots, stem; uses: antibacterial, anthelmintic, abortifacient, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, sore throat, antimicrobial, diabetes; precautions: abortifacient, pregnancy, lactation, children, liver disease, asthma, carcinogenic, overdose can be fatal. Also called
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Effects of aqueous and hydroalcoholic extracts of Punica granatum flower on KCl-induced contractions in the presence of adrenergic antagonists.
The results of this study showed that aqueous and hydroalcoholic extracts of Punica granatum flower could induce spasmolytic effects on uterine muscle contractions caused by KCl, barium chloride or oxytocin.
Furthermore our results demonstrated the involvement of calcium channels in spasmolytic effects of Punica granatum flower in rat uterus, which may support the use of this plant in traditional medicine to relieve dysmenorrhea.
granatum fruits (PgME) (ii) to evaluate systematically the possible in vivo wound healing potential of a 5% ointment formulated using this extract.
granatum arils, juice and rind and correlated them to their polyphenols contents.
granatum play an important role in prevention of free radical-related diseases, including aging, wounds and ulcers (Harmam 2001).
granatum fruits and its chloroform fraction ([Fr-CHCl.
granatum, its active compounds gedunin (10-100 [micro]g/ml) and photogedunin (30-70 [micro]g/ml) and standard drug Omeprazole (10-50 [micro]g/ml) on [H.
Adjunctive periodontal treatment with Centella asiatica and Punica granatum extracts.
Punica granatum (pomegranate) extract is active against dental plaque.
We have recently demonstrated that Punica granatum flower (PGF), a Unani anti-diabetic medicine, is a dual activator of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-alpha and -gamma, and improves hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and fatty heart in Zucker diabetic fatty (ZDF) rat, a genetic animal model of type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Punica granatum flower extract, a potent alpha- glucosidase inhibitor, improves postprandial hyperglycemia in Zucker diabetic fatty rats.