Pomegranate with its tough, red exterior and jewel studded interior makes it one of the most attractive and unique fruit on the planet. Sweet Pomegranate is equally sweet for the body.
Ayurveda says the most important quality of Pomegranate is that it reduces all the 3 doshas of human body that is kapha, vaata, pitta. Considering the environmental factors Pomegranate is extremely beneficial for Indians. Health benefits of Pomegranates are innumerable and apart from being healthy it also stimulates your taste buds. It contains antioxidant, anti viral, and anti carcinogenic properties including good source of vitamins. The beautiful ruby red beads of pomegranate not only add beauty to the substance but also enhances your appetite naturally and acts as a wonderful appetite booster for kids, toddlers and adults.
Benefits digestive system by providing a rich source of B complex vitamins that helps in proper metabolism of carbohydrate, fats and proteins in to energy. It possesses astringent properties that helps in controlling diarrhoea , dysentery. Hence Pomegranate should be considered as an important Health tonic in all cases of Diarrhoea and especially in cases of profound weakness which remains for a long time after diarrhoea.
Freshly prepared Pomegranate juice can serve the purpose of great rejuvenating drink especially in Summer which provides an instant source of energy in scorching sun.
Skin and hair benefits
Being rich in vit C, antioxidants helps in delaying signs of aging. The anti inflammatory properties of Pomegranate reduces Acne breakouts, dark spots, blemishes, pigmentation problems, tanning, sunburn and many other skin complaints thus making your skin look healthy, young, beautiful, glowing and flawless.
Pomegranate face mask for healthy glowing skin
Take half bowl of freshly extracted beads of pomegranate, grind it to form a paste. Do not over grind it let the crushed seeds remain it will act as a scrubber.
Mix 1 tablespoon of fresh full fat homemade yogurt mix it uniformly and apply it on face with help of cotton leave it for half and hour and rinse it with normal room temperature water.
You can prepare another face mask by adding 1 tablespoon of organic honey to the grinded pomegranate paste.
Both these face masks will help in reducing tan, rejuvenating dull tired skin making it flawless and glowing.
Pomegranate seeds help in strengthening the hair follicles as it contains Punic Acid that makes hair strong, it also help in improving the circulation of the scalp and stimulates hair growth. The dried Pomegranate seed powder mixed in warm coconut oil will help in moisturizing and nourishing dry, damaged hair.
As a Heart tonic
Pomegranate seeds and especially the leaf extract help in maintaining the heart health. The powerful antioxidants in the fruit increase the activity of HDL that is good cholesterol and break down the harmfully oxidized lipids thereby cutting the risk of atherosclerosis.
Considering the above health benefits of Pomegranate we can surely say " A Pomegranate a day keeps doctor away!"