Discover Pomegranates...


Village Elder
Pomegranates are among the healthiest fruits on Earth.

The pomegranate is a jewel-like fruit, which has its own unique crimson shine. This fruit grows on a shrub and is drought tolerant. They are classified as berries, their flowering starts in spring and the fruit matures in about 6 to 7 months. Pomegranates, like the pineapple, have a crown too. It has been known for ages to heal the body and mind.

There is a lot of awareness regarding the importance of vitamins for our bodies. There are many vitamin supplements that are made conventionally to help deal with the deficiencies. There is an abundance of vitamins in the pomegranate such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. A daily intake of whole pomegranate or juiced pomegranate will help get an adequate amount of nutrients.


They contain a range of beneficial plant compounds, unrivaled by other foods. Studies have shown that they may have several benefits for your body, possibly lowering your risk of various diseases.
Chronic inflammation is one of the leading drivers of many serious diseases. The punicalagin in pomegranate juice has been shown to reduce inflammation, one of the leading drivers of many serious diseases, including cancer and diabetes. This includes heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and even obesity.
Pomegranates have potent anti-inflammatory properties, which are largely mediated by the antioxidant properties of the punicalagin.
Test-tube studies have shown that they can reduce inflammatory activity in the digestive tract, as well as in breast cancer and colon cancer cells. One 12-week study in people with diabetes found that 1.1 cups (250 ml) of pomegranate juice per day lowered the inflammatory markers CRP and interleukin-6 by 32% and 30%, respectively. If you are interested in reducing inflammation in your body, pomegranate is an excellent addition to your diet.
Many studies have shown that pomegranate juice increases salivary testosterone, which has a positive effect on your mood and has a good effect on your genital health. It has been believed for centuries that pomegranate has properties that help increase fertility. It also helps with other sexual dysfunctions. Preliminary evidence indicates that pomegranate juice can be useful in men with prostate cancer, potentially inhibiting cancer growth and lowering the risk of death. Laboratory studies suggest that pomegranate extract can help fight breast cancer cells, but human studies are needed. Pomegranates have antioxidants that help calm the body and reduce inflammation. Several tests have been carried out on animals, which show a significant decrease in collagen-induced arthritis.It is also a relief for rheumatoid arthritis.
A lot of gut-related problems in the body take form due to poor digestion. The fiber present in the pomegranates helps maintain a healthy gut. It has also been observed to reduce the chances of Crohn’s disease and the development of stomach ulcers. Pomegranate juice should be used on a daily basis, but not on days you have diarrhea. For a healthy gut, the best way is to eat it whole.
Regular intake of pomegranate juice has been shown to lower blood pressure levels in as little as two weeks. Pomegranates have antioxidants that help calm the body and reduce inflammation. Several tests have been carried out on animals, which show a significant decrease in collagen-induced arthritis. It is also a relief for rheumatoid arthritis.
Cholesterol build-up in the arteries is the main reason for most people suffering from heart conditions and are at risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke eve. Pomegranate juice is comparatively higher in antioxidants when its seeds are crushed along with it. This helps clear the arteries of cholesterol and maintain heart health. Many studies show the positive effects of pomegranate juice on blood pressure. Eating it fully will also flush your arteries with LDL (bad cholesterol).
Pomegranate seeds and pulp have antibacterial properties that help stop viruses and also help the dental cavity stay free from germs. Some evidence shows that pomegranate may improve memory in older adults and post-surgery. In addition, studies in mice suggest that it may protect against Alzheimer’s disease.
Helps in hair growth. The punicic acid in pomegranate seeds has been found to strengthen hair follicles by stimulating circulation and improving blood flow to the scalp. Pomegranate oil can also be used as a hair massage oil to smoothen frizzy hair and deeply condition it.
The excessive consumption of this fruit causes many disorders some of them are nausea vomiting abdominal pain and diarrhea but these symptoms usually subside after a few hours. Excessive consumption of pomegranate can also irritate the gastrointestinal tract. Consumption of this fruit also causes many symptoms that lead to allergies. These symptoms are:
* Painful swallowing
* Rashes hives
* Facial swelling
* Difficulty in breathing
* Pain and swelling in the mouth


Village Troll
Ocha zimekuwa but the fruits are usually destroyed by caterpillars or they just crack inviting birds for a frenzy. Then after some years the tree just dry.

Read also about guavas, a fruit/berry more nutritious than orange but usually despised. I have planted the white guavas just outside my house (ocha). This will make it easy to reach the fruits and also attract birds in my compound, a natural scenery I like