Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Qur'anic References

In them (both) will be fruits, and date- palms and pomegranates. (55:68)

And it is He who sends down rain from the sky, and We produce thereby the growth of all things. We produce from it greenery from which We produce grains arranged in layers. And from the palm trees - of its emerging fruit are clusters hanging low. And [We produce] gardens of grapevines and olives and pomegranates, similar yet varied. Look at [each of] its fruit when it yields and [at] its ripening. Indeed in that are signs for a people who believe. (6:99)

Benefits

If you study pomegranate and know the value of it, you will never stop eating them. Imam Abu Hanifah said that dates are one of the best foods, and pomegranates are one of the best cures. All the way from early Islam, 1200 years ago, had already established study of the benefit of pomegranates. Ibn Abbas RA used to eat the seeds of the pomegranate one by one because Rasulullah SAW said that the seed of pomegranate descended from the seed of jannah. Ali ibn Talib RA said that it is good for the stomach.

In the early days, pomegranates used to be given for singers and reciters of the Qur'an, as it helps strengthen the vocal chords. Pomegranates can cure urinary and prostate problems. It can help with people who suffer from digestive problems, depression and mental problems. For diabetics, pomegranates can increase the production of insulin. Pomegranates can be used to relieve fever and ease severe dehydration. It helps the blood to clot. Now it has been discovered to be good for the heart, and to reduce cholesterol, cure cancer and prevent early aging.

The skin of pomegranate is good for men and women with intercourse problems, promotes weight loss, and is good for decreasing the fat in the body and helps with the liver function.

The boiled skin of the pomegranate can be given to someone with diarrhoea. Also it can be used on the skin to heal wounds. Drinking the juice and the skin of pomegranates can make the worms in the body go away.

Alternative uses:

A bit of pomegranate mixed with apple vinegar, and applied to the affected area three times, is a remedy for acne.

For people with breathing problems, a bit of pomegranate juice and apple vinegar, dripped into the nose, will unblock the nasal passages.

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