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Pomegranate (Anar)

Also known as

pomegranate
Latin : Punica granatum
English : Pomegranate
Sanskrit : Dadimah
Hindi : Anar
Marathi : Dalimba
Tamil : Madalai
Telugu : Danimma
Malayalam : Talimatalam
Kannada : Dalimbe
How it looks—It is a large, woody undershrub, with shiny leaves and bright red or sometimes yellow flowers. The fruits are rounded with a tough, woody rind and the inside separated by membranous walls containing numerous red seeds.

What we use—Roots, bark, flowers, fruits, seeds.

What it does—Root, stem, bark—astringent, cooling, anthelmintic (especially good against tapeworm)

Flowers— styptic and antiemetic.

Fruits—aphrodisiac, laxative, diuretic

Seeds—diuretic, cardiotonic, anti-emetic

anar
How we use it

In bleeding piles—Take a tsp of the powder of the dry rind of pomegranate with buttermilk to arrest the bleeding.

In blood in motions and diarrhoea—A decoction of equal parts of Kutaja bark and pomegranate rind powder is taken with a tsp of honey.

In distaste—Saunph and pomegranate seeds should be pasted and held in the mouth to clear the unpleasant taste.

In tastelessness—The juice of pomegranate, rock salt and honey should be held in the mouth for a few minutes and then swallowed.

In bleeding from the mouth—The powder of the rind of pomegranate fruit should be licked with sugar and honey.

To prevent abortion—In threat of abortion during the 5th month of pregnancy, the powder of the leaves of pomegranate and sandal powder should be taken frequently with yoghurt and honey.

To maintain firmness of breasts—An oil is prepared with the paste of the fruit and sesame oil and applied on the breasts regularly to help maintain their firmness.

In indigestion—Mix the juice of pomegranate with a tsp of honey and drink to cure conditions of indigestion especially when accompanied by giddiness.

In nasal bleeding—Pound the buds with water and instill a few drops in the nose to arrest bleeding.

In anal itching—Roast the rind of the fruit until it turns black and powder it. Mix this charred powder in some oil and apply over the anus.

In tapeworm infection—Make a decoction of the stem bark and drink. Punicine, the alkaloid in the stem bark is very effective against tapeworms.

To increase memory—Dry the flower buds of pomegranate and powder them. Roll the powder into small pills and take a pill thrice a day to enhance memory power.

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