Power Packed Pomegranate: The Ayurvedic View

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According to Ayurveda, pomegranates increase Shukra Dhatu (semen). Pomegranate peels boiled in water can clear dirt and acne. It also slows down aging and gives glowing skin. It is rich in antioxidants, lowers blood cholesterol and blood pressure. It prevents indigestion, bloating, constipation and reduces chances of strokes in diabetics.


According to Ayurveda, pomegranate contains medicinal properties and helps maintain heart health.

It is known as the treasure of nutrients. Pomegranate has different tastes like sweet (madhura rasa), sour (amla rasa) and astringent (kashaya rasa) at different stages. It normalizes all the three doshas in Ayurveda.

Pomegranates also contain antioxidants like ellagic acid, punicic acid and omega 5 polyunsaturated fatty acid. It also contain other minerals like potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, folic acid and more.

Health benefits of Pomegranate:

Increases Sperm count: Ayurveda acharyas name this fruit “Shukrala”, because it increases Shukra Dhatu (semen). According to several researchers, pomegranates are known to naturally increase sperm count and sperm volume.

Makes your skin radiant and glowing: The barks of the fruit have amazing healing properties. Clear acne by washing your face with pomegranate peels boiled in water. This also helps clear dirt and heal affected pimples. Drinking pomegranate juice can also help slow down aging and give you glowing skin.

Clears cholesterol: Pomegranate is a rich source of antioxidants help lower blood cholesterol and reduces blood pressure. It also helps prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Healthy digestive system: This fruit helps prevent indigestion, bloating and constipation. The decoction can be very helpful for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea.

Great for diabetics: This fruit can help reduce chances of heart attacks and strokes in diabetics. However, be more careful about consuming pomegranate juice as it contains more sugar.