It is not for nothing that this tree is called royal: scarlet flowers and dark green leathery leaves are unusually beautiful. Almost everything is used for medical purposes: from the peel of the fetus to the branches of the pomegranate tree.
Pomegranate is best known to us as hemoglobin booster. It really is. And, besides this, the systematic intake of pomegranate juice contributes to the normalization of blood pressure in vegetovascular dystonia and hypertension.
Pomegranate juice also has an anti-inflammatory effect. (for example, in the form of rinses for stomatitis and laryngitis), as well as for burns. But in this place it is necessary to stop in more detail. The burnt lesion is moistened with juice diluted with water, then the skin area is sprinkled with powder from the dry pericarp. After that, a crust forms on the burned surface, under which healing proceeds quickly.
The juice of sweet varieties of pomegranate is also prescribed for gastrointestinal disorders, stomach pain, and renal colic. It can even be used by people with diseases of the stomach and duodenum with increased secretion. But acidic pomegranate juice is good for people with diabetes, with gastritis with low acidity. In this case, it is necessary to take 0.5-1 glass with 1 tbsp. l. honey 3 times a day.
It is especially necessary to say about him as an excellent tool that helps with bronchial asthma, tonsillitis, respiratory infections. Especially in the cold season, when most people are prone to colds, these fresh fruits are an indispensable remedy. But crushed seeds mixed with honey are used as an ointment for diseases of the ear and nose. Together with the pomegranate peel, they are also used for enterocolitis (for this, a solution should be prepared from 20 g of dried chopped peel (or 50 g of pomegranate seeds); boil the solution in one glass of water over low heat for 30 minutes, strain and drink 2 tbsp. l 2 times a day).
To whom pomegranate is contraindicated
With gastric ulcer and gastritis with high acidity, it is not recommended to use this fruit (with the exception of a small amount of very sweet juice from well-ripened fruits).
An overdose of decoctions and infusions from the fruit or bark of this southern fruit can cause intoxication in the form of dizziness, convulsions, general weakness, visual impairment, nausea and vomiting. Therefore, at the first signs of poisoning, you should immediately consult a doctor. And in general, it is advisable to consult a doctor about the use of such a powerful remedy as pomegranate fruits.
The use of pomegranate in cosmetology
In addition to the therapeutic effect, this fruit also has a good cosmetic effect. For example, juice pomegranate is used in the care ofgreasy hair.
Preparing the lotion: Take a pomegranate fruit and squeeze the juice out of it. To do this, you just need to crush the fruit in your hands or roll it with effort on the table, then make a small hole in the peel and simply pour the finished juice into the prepared glass. Pour one glass of vodka into a glass dish, squeeze the juice of half a lemon into the same place, add 1 tsp. honey and 1 tsp. carrot juice. Mix everything thoroughly, and then pour in the pomegranate juice. Once again, mix everything thoroughly. Close the lid tightly and put in a dark place, infuse the solution for 10 days.
Before washing your hair, separate your hair into sections and wipe the roots with a cotton swab dipped in lotion. Tie your head with a cotton scarf or towel. After 20-30 minutes, wash your hair with a mild shampoo and rinse your head with acidified water (1 tablespoon of vinegar or 1 teaspoon of citric acid in a basin of water). It is advisable to do this rubbing with pomegranate lotion before each shampooing for a month.
Pomegranate juice is perfectfor any type of facial skin. To do this, mix 1 tsp. pomegranate juice with 1 tsp. sour cream. Apply the mixture on your face for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Pomegranate juice also has an excellent whitening effect, therefore it is used in folk medicine to remove freckles and age spots. It is also recommended as an astringent, bactericidal and anti-inflammatory agent in the treatment of acne.
How to choose pomegranates
When buying pomegranates, you should choose large, shiny fruits that are heavy for their size. They should not be damaged and should be brown at the end. Whole pomegranate fruits can be stored in a cool, dry and well-ventilated place for 1-2 months, if you want to keep the fruit longer – just freeze it in a bag first.Pomegranates can be kept frozen for quite some time.