A Witch in My Garden: «Pomegranate, As Delicious As It Is Healthy.»

Hello Dear Witches…!

The entrance to my house is colorful almost all year round thanks to the pomegranate tree that my beloved Grandmother Pancha planted a good number of years ago, she said that in every house there must exist one of these «maticas» because it was very good for health, and for the eyes it was better than any medicine. She used to spend long hours sitting in the courtyard of her house tasting this singular fruit, of particular flavor and delicious aroma, after eating her pulp she said to me «I am going to keep her shell, it is not known when we have a bad stomach and we need it», from there I am left by habit to have a jar with dry pomegranate skin in the pantry.

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Coming from the pomegranate tree, it is said that the pomegranate fruit or Punica Granatum has its origin in Persia, Iran and the Himalayas, have been found written where it speaks of this superfood with very old data, even in the Koran mentions it. This has expanded throughout the world, being at present the countries of Latin America and Asia where the same one is cultivated more.

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This fruit brings many benefits to our health because it has medicinal and nutritional properties, which makes its consumption is highly recommended, a plus point in your favor, because with its delicious flavor is enough and plenty to love them. His plantation is very simple, it is enough to plant his dry seed and with a good care, and irrigation in a period of at least one year you could already be enjoying his rich fruits.

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Properties of the Pomegranate Fruit


  • It is rich in antioxidants, which makes it perfect for preventing premature aging.
  • It is low in calories, has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, so it is highly recommended in diets to lose weight.
  • Polyphenols found in the bark of pomegranate have an anti-inflammatory and astringent function, so it is recommended to treat cases of diarrhea, a good infusion with a good piece of bark, helps a lot in these cases.
  • The pomegranate seed extract has anti-diabetic and antibacterial properties. Like the juice of the pulp, it contains low levels of sugar and sodium, so it is recommended for people with high blood pressure and cardiovascular problems.
  • The contribution of potassium that this fruit can give is ideal to help combat kidney stones, as it helps in the cleaning and purification of the kidneys…
  • The punicic acid contained in the pomegranate, makes it ideal for combating dyslipidemia (high levels of triglycerides and cholesterol), a problem directly related to cardiovascular disease.
  • It has antibacterial and antifungal properties, able to fight bacteria and fungi, for oral diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis, it is recommended to buches with the juice of this fruit periodically.
  • Helps fight prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. Point for the pomegranate!
  • Powerful anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent ally to combat the annoying pains of arthritis


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Considered a superfood, the fruit of the pomegranate tree is by far a fruit with many benefits for our health, not to mention that it is widely used in aesthetic treatments, and we can find perfumes and fragrances of this, which I personally love. Used to control the bacteria that causes amebiasis, and for which it is excellent treatment. I can say that during my pregnancy I help myself to control the typical nausea of it, and to control the stomach discomforts, since it serves as a regulator of the digestive system.

General Plant Aspects


  • Common Name:Granada, Granado, Fruto Granada.
  • Scientific Name: Punica Granatum
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Family:Lythraceae
  • Generus:Punica


Contra-indications


  • For people with high blood pressure problems, who wish to consume this fruit regularly, it is advisable to consult their treating physician, as the consumption of this simultaneously with hypertensive treatments can cause very pronounced drops in blood pressure.


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Sources Consulted to Make this Post.




Images of my Property, taken with the camera of my iPhone 5S and edited with Power Point 2013.



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