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pome·gran·ate

(pom'gran-ăt),
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]
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pomegranate

Pseudomedicine
An essence which, in the pseudoscience of flower essence therapy, is said to enhance feminine warmth, creativity and a sense of nurturing.
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But to-day, they brought me a pomegranate (a very dry one it was, and all shriveled up, till there was little left of it but seeds and skin), and having seen no fruit for so long a time, and being faint with hunger, I was tempted just to bite it.
"For each of those six pomegranate seeds you must spend one month of every year in King Pluto's palace.
Objective: To observe the preventive effects of Punica granatum (pomegranate) juice and extract on weight and volume of steroid induced mice kidneys.
While it doesn't make the top 10 list of foods that help lower blood pressure, the antioxidant-rich pomegranate, popularly consumed as a pricey juice, is touted for its cardiovascular benefits.
The pomegranate peel extract has been reported to possess active antifungal compounds such as punicalagin, castagalagin, granatin, catechin, gallocatechin, kaempferol, and quercetin.
Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon pomegranate juice (molasses) and 1 small hot pepper chopped fine or Tabasco sauce to taste.
A Reddit thread entitled "Discrimination against Pomegranates" was posted early Thursday with bizarre, widely ranging reactions: "I would leave single pomegranate seeds in places she might find, that trigger is just too good not to pull," read one comment.
Pomegranate peel has been traditionally used as folk medicine owing to rich source of polyphenolic compounds.
The pomegranate is valued for its delicious juice as well as its nutritive and therapeutic qualities.
Mohammad Al Riyami, a pomegranate and grape farm owner, told Gulf News he sold his entire harvest to a trader from the Nizwa province for 3,000 Omani rials (Dh28,508).
Pomegranate has a fresh, crisp taste, and is laden with nutrients and antioxidants.
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