There has been an explosion of interest in pomegranate in recent years and over the past decade, significant progress has been made in establishing the individual constituents and pomegranate’s pharmacological activity. Extracts of all parts of the fruit appear to have therapeutic properties (Lansky, 2007)
Pomegranate is a wonderful antioxidant having 2-3 times the antioxidant capacity of either red wine or green tea (Gil 2000). Its ability to scavenge free radicals and reduce macrophage oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation has multiple benefits in cardiovascular health, diabetes, cancer, and dental health.
It has become one of my favourite herbal extracts to aid the reduction of blood pressure and the prevention of arteriosclerosis when combined with other cardiovascular herbs such as Hawthorn and Motherwort.
There is much to be said for drinking pure pomegranate juice, feel the health benefits of pomegranate juice by consuming just a small glass everyday