Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Pomegranate Reduces Intestinal Inflammation, Enriches Blood, Cleans Arteries and Protects Against Cancer
Pomegranates are nearly round, 2-1/2 to 5 in.
wide fruit crowned at the base by the
The tough, leathery skin or rind is typically
yellow overlaid with light or deep pink or
The interior is separated by membranous walls
and white, spongy, bitter tissue into compartments
packed with sacs filled with sweetly acid,
juicy, red, pink or whitish pulp or aril.
In each sac there is one angular, soft or
hard seed full of Omega 5 oils (CLA).
The arils (seed casings) of the pomegranate are
consumed raw. The entire seed is eaten, though
the fleshy outer portion of the seed is the
part that is desired. The taste differs
depending on the variety of pomegranate and
its state of ripeness.
Pomegranate juice is a popular drink in the
Middle East, and is also used in Iranian and
Indian cuisine; it began to be widely marketed
in the U.S. in 2004.
Pomegranate concentrate is used in Syrian
cuisine. Grenadine syrup is thickened and
sweetened pomegranate juice; it is used in
cocktail mixing. Before the tomato arrived
to the Middle East, grenadine was widely
used in many Persian foods; it can still
be found in traditional recipes. The juice
can also be used as an antiseptic when
applied to cuts. In addition, Pomegranate
seeds are sometimes used as a spice and the
seeds are the best source of Omega 5 or CLA
The primary commercial growing regions of
the world are the Near East, India and
surrounding countries and southern Europe.
In California commercial cultivation is
centered in the southern San Joaquin Valley.
One pomegranate delivers 40% of an adult's
daily vitamin C requirement. It is also a
rich source of folic acid and of antioxidants.
Recent research into the health benefits
of Pomegranates has created unprecedented
demand both in the United States and Europe.
Recent studies have been published showing
a positive relationships between pomegranate
consumption and prostate cancer, carotid
arteries and hypertension.
The pomegranate and its color have been the
object of great fascination, particularly
in Oriental cultures. The Arabs were great
admirers and promoters of its cultivation,
making it the symbol of the Moslem Kingdom
of Granada in the southern Iberian Peninsula.
The scarlet blossoms of the pomegranate appear
as dazzling flames against the dark green
backdrop of the tree's leaves. The tiny
beads of fruit, full of precious oil and
juice, are brilliant as drops of blood or
rubies. These drops of blood from the
pomegranate when consumed will help to
build healthy red blood cells, according
to the ancients who wrote the
"Law of Similars".
King Solomon compared the cheeks of his
beloved to the pomegranate three thousand
Here at the Rancho del Sol, in sunny Valley
Center, California, the home of the pH Miracle
Center, we are happy to say that we also grow
pomegranates, along side our avocados and
grapefruits for very special and important
life saving reasons.
The pomegranate is quite rich in vitamins
C, E, and B6, containing, as well, significant
amounts of B1, B2, and niacin. The most
abundant minerals are potassium for
alkalizing, copper for purification,
and iron for building hemoglobin.
Among its non-nutritive components the
following are worth noting:
Tannins, in small amounts. These are much
more prevalent in the rind of the fruit or
in the membrane that separate the seed sacs.
These tannins have an astringent and
anti-inflammatory effect on the mucosa
of the digestive tract.
Anthocyanins are reddish or bluish vegetable
pigments belonging to the flavonoid group
act as antiseptics and anti-inflammatory
substances in the digestive tract and as
potent antioxidants within the body cells,
halting the aging process and cancerous
Pelletierine is an alkaloid and is effective
vermifuge (expulses intestinal parasites)
that is found primarily in the bark of the
roots of the tree. The rind and the membranes
also contain this alkaloid, but not the
Together, thee components give the pomegranate
the following properties: astringent,
anti-inflammatory, vermifuge, remineralizer,
alkalinizer, antioxidant, and depurant.
The pomegranate is suitable in cases of
outfectious diarrhea caused by excess
acidity leading to gastroenteritis or
colitis because of its astringent and
anti-inflammatory action on the digestive
tract. It is also beneficial in cases
of flatulence or intestinal cramps.
Surprising results have been achieved
in chronic cases such as ulcerative
colitis or granulomatous colitis
Intestinal parasites, tenia or tapeworm,
in particular are eliminated by eating the
inner walls of the pomegranate.
Because of its astringent action it reduces
the production of hydrochloric acid and
thus reduces inflammation in an irritated
acidic stomach (which should be alkaline).
The pomegranate contains a significant
amount of copper at 70 ug/100g., a trace
element that helps to purify the blood as
well as helps in the absorption of iron in
building red blood cells.
Because of its rich content of flavonoids
and antioxidant, which halt the processes
of arterial aging, the pomegranate seed
oil is recommended in cases of reduced
arterial blood flow. It is very beneficial
in heart attack prevention and cardiac health
To order Young pHorever CLA pomegranate oil go to:
Because pomegranates are rich in potassium,
they are appropriate for those suffering
from hypertension. They help avoid excessive
numbers of both systolic and diastolic pressure.
Pomegranates are of value in cases of gout,
excess uric acid, and acid causing obesity
because of its alkalizing and depurant effect.
Pomegranates are loaded with Omega 5 CLA oils
which have been found to neutralize acids
associated with arteriosclerosis, breast
cancer, prostate cancer and especially obesity.
Dr. Robert O. Young, a research scientist at the
pH Miracle Living Center, is suggesting to ingest at
least 3000mgs to 4000mgs of pomegranate
Omega 5 CLA oil per day for helping the body
maintain its alkaline design and buffer
the acids that make us sick, tired and fat.
You can order your Young pHorever
CLA Omega 5 pomegranate oil on-line at:
Posted by Robert O. Young M.Sc.,D.Sc., Ph.D., ND
Since I was a young boy I have always been fascinated in the anatomy and physiology of the human body. I have spent the last twenty-seven years investigating the impact of foods and liquids on the delicate pH balance of the blood plasma and the blood cells.