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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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Antibacterial activity of ethanolic and aqueous extracts of Punica granatum L.
TABLE 1--Average values for germination (GER), first germination count (FGC), germination speed index (GSI), accelerated aging (AGI), humidity content of submitted and not submitted to accelerated aging (AGI and NAGI, Respectively) of pomegranate seeds (Punica granatum L.
Changes in physical and chemical properties during pomegranate (Punica granatum L.
Conclusion: In male albino rats combination of ethanolic extracts of Eugenia Jambolana and Punica Granatum fruit pulps was most effective in lowering serum total cholesterol and triglycerides while decrease in low density lipoprotein cholesterol and rise in high density lipoprotein cholesterol was same as the extracts given alone.
Aqueous extract: Subsequently 50 g of Punica granatum flower powder was mixed with 200 ml distilled water in 30 min condition in hot water.
Punka granatum L (Punicaceae), commonly called pomegranate, is a large deciduous shrub or small tree used medicinally in Europe, Indo-China, the Philippine Islands, North Africa, and South Africa.
The antibacterial activity of Punica granatum was significant considering the bacteriostatic effect against all serovars (Table 2, Figure 2).
By contrast, the faeces of older (fourth and fifth instar) nymphs contained a wide variety of species including Ficus carica (30%), Phoenix dactyfera (18%) Punica granatum (10%), Olea europea (8%) as well as C.