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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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Oral infusion of pomegranate fruit extract inhibits prostate carcinogenesis in the TRAMP model.
Isolation and identification of a radical scavenging antioxidant punicalagin from pith and capillary membrane of pomegranate fruit.
Studies in animal models of cancer suggest that pomegranate fruit extract consumption may be anticarcinogenic, whereas studies in mice and humans indicate that it may also have a potential therapeutic and chemopreventive adjuvant effect in cardiovascular disorders.
Other products showcased on the stand will include POM Wonderful-branded pomegranate fruit, already on sale in the UK in Waitrose, Sainsbury and Morrisons.
Our growing understanding of the molecular mechanisms of action of pomegranate fruit, juice, and extracts is revealing a host of benefits in addition to those we've discussed.
21 /PRNewswire/ -- Old Orchard Brands today introduced the first frozen pomegranate fruit juice concentrate to the premium "super juice" class of juices, called simply, 100% Pure Pomegranate.
Consistent with its many traditional uses, scientific evidence suggests that pomegranate fruit is a potent inhibitor of atherosclerosis.
We have investigated in vitro the effects of treatment with either pomegranate juice (PJ) or the polyphenol-rich extract from pomegranate fruit (POMx) on platelet aggregation, calcium mobilization, thromboxane A(2) production, and hydrogen peroxide formation, induced by collagen and arachidonic acid.
In this paper, I would like to demonstrate pomegranate's ability to boost not only skin's external defenses against harmful free radicals and environmental stressors, but also demonstrate that a standardized extract of pomegranate extract derived from the whole pomegranate fruit, has potent polyphenols that stimulate an increase in the body's own built-in antioxidant, glutathione and increases the topical SPF of sunscreens.
The latest scientific evidence indicates that pomegranate flower extract and seed oil uniquely complement conventional pomegranate fruit extract's capacity to combat multiple diseases of aging.
Brunswick's ORAC assay for pomegranate fruit measured 105, cranberry fruit measured 93 ORAC units per gram and blueberry measured 77 ORAC units/gram.
The influence of pomegranate fruit extract in comparison to regular pomegranate juice and seed oil on nitric oxide and arterial function in obese Zucker rats.