Plant Information

Scientific Name: Punica granatum

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  • Perennial
  • Deciduous shrub/small tree.
  • Whorls of lance-shaped leaves, scarlet flowers, leathery-rinded round fruit containing numerous pulp-covered seeds.
  • Self-pollinating and cross-pollinating.
  • Needs regular watering for good fruit production - can tolerate brackish water.
  • Fruit takes 6-7 months to ripen after flowering.
  • Have a storage life of up to 7 months.

Culinary Uses

  • Fruits are eaten fresh in fruit salad and desert.
  • Juice is made into sauces, jellies and syrups.
  • Flavoring for cocktails, fruit salad, sorbet and ice cream.

Parts Used

  • Root bark, fruit rind, fruit juice and seed.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Bitter sweet, warming astringent herb.
  • Anti-viral.
  • Rind and bark: specific remedies for tapeworm infestation - the alkoloids present cause worms to release its grip on the intestinal wall.
  • If decoction of rind or bark is immediately followed by a dose of strong laxative, the worms will be voided.
  • Strongly astringent.
  • Internally:
  • Chronic diarrhea and amoebic dysentery.
  • Juice of the fruit pulp is taken to comfort upset stomach, gas and flatulence,
  • Externally:
  • For vaginal discharge, mouth sores and throat infections

Other Uses

  • A red dye is obtained from the flowers and also from the rind of the unripened fruit.
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