Pomegranate peels were probably the most valuable components of my grandmother’s medicine box. Throwing out peels of pomegranate was criminal in accordance with her! Because of so many health benefits under its ‘skin’, wasting peels of fruits just like pomegranate is actually a crime.
Ayurveda holds pomegranate fruit in higher regards because of its capability to pacify all of the three doshas. It’s been regarded as useful and wholesome in lots of diseases which range form anemia, dysentery, diarrhea, heart disease, intestinal worms and much more. Peels or even rind of pomegranate that is astringent as well as bitter in taste may be used for treating numerous problems.
Because of the Kashaya- tikta i.e. astringent- bitter taste of the peel, it will help in reducing swellings, inflammations, diarrhea, dysentery, bleeding etc. It encourages healing, boosts digestion and is also a tonic for the liver. It comes complete along with antioxidants and could be utilized as a powerful preservative in foods along with pharmaceutics. In reality, pomegranate peel has got more anti-oxidants compared to arils. Pomegranate peels also provide anti-bacterial activity.