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Pomegranate: Nutrition and Home Remedies

"ANAR" for Health

The pomegranate is a food medicine of great importance. All parts of the tree, the roots, the bark, leaves, flowers, rind and seeds are of medicinal value. We touch upon its various benefits and bring you some easy recipes too.

The pomegranate is good for the heart, the stomach, liver; it is a coolant and alleviates fever. It also increases the body`s resistance against infections.

Healthful Pomegranate Juice


Whisk pomegranate with an electric handmixer.
The juice will get extracted, but seed should stay intact.
Strain and discard seeds.
Now put apple and other ingredients in an electric mixer.
Run till it forms a smooth puree.
Add 450 ml. chilled water.
Run again till mixture is smooth and frothy.
Strain, serve fresh and frothy in tall glasses.

Making time: 15 minutes
Makes: 2 glasses
Shelflife: 2-3 hours refrigerated

In Case of Vomitting

Pomegranate juice is of great value in digestive disorders. It is an appetiser and useful for patients suffering from colitis and mucous.

One tablespoon of juice mixed with equal quantity of honey is used to treat excessive secretion of bile, flatulence, colic and morning sickness

Pomegranate Raita


Beat up chilled curd with a little water to achieve the desired consistency.
Add the salt and pepper and stir.Then add the anar and swirl it around in the yogurt.
Place the mint leaves in the center of the bowl for decoration.

Tip: Use glass or crystal bowl as it enhances the look of the raita.


1 cup fresh pomegranate (anaar)
3 cups yogurt/non-fat curds
2 tbsps rock salt ( kalanamak)
fresh mint leaves for garnish
a pinch of freshly ground black pepper or garam masala

For Kidney and bladder stones

A tablespoon of seeds ground into a fine paste can beaten along with horse gram soup to dissolve gravel in the kidney and bladder.

For Teeth and gum disorder

Powder of the dry rind mixed with pepper and common salt can be used as a toothpaste or powder. Regular application strengthens the gum, stops bleeding, prevents pyorrhoea and cleans the teeth.

Do u know u can apply ANAR POWDER for releif from ANAL ITCHING..

Anal itching is caused by unhygienic habits and worm infection. The skin of the fruit should be roasted till it is brittle and then powdered. This powder is mixed with vegetable oil and applied to the affected area.

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