Chemical Constituents and Components: Main chemical constitutes are punicalagin, ellagic acid, luteolin, quercetin, kaempferol, ellagitannins, anthocyanins (delphinidin, cyanidin, and pelargonidin) and EA-glycosides.
Tannins / Ellagic acid: 1. It reduces the risk of skin carcinogenesis induced by environmental chemicals. 2. It is useful to modulate polyaromatic hydrocarbon carcinogenesis. 3. It inhibites the binding of benzo[a]pyrene metabolites to DNA. 4. It induces transcription of the quinone reductase (QR) gene and acts as an antioxidant. 5. It shows significant increases in total hepatic glutathione S-transferase (GST) activity, hepatic GST-Ya activity, and hepatic GST-Ya mRNA.
Curing Diseases:1. It is used in dyspepsia, diarrhoea and dysentery.
2. It is helpful in inflammations of the stomach.
3. Also used in heart pain and other cardiac problems.
Research Information:P unica granatum seed extract possess hypoglycaemic activity. It causes a significant reduction of blood glucose levels. (Ref. Das, A.K. and et.al., Studies on the hypoglycaemic activity of Punica granatum seeds, Phytotherapy Research 2001 Nov; 15 (7): 628-629)
Possible Combinations :Punica granatum + zingiber officinalis + nigella sativa + ellatera cardamomum + camelia theifera (refreshing tea).
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