Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Extract Ellagic Acid 40% by HPLC
The pomegranate is a fruit-bearing small deciduous shrub that grows to a height between 5-10meters and belongs to the family Lythraceae. It originated in the region extending from Iran to northern India. It has numerous spiny branches, leaves are narrow, oblong, opposite. The edible fruit is a berry which is about 5-12 cm in diameter with a rounded hexagon shape, thick reddish skin and consisting of numerous seeds, each surrounded by a water-laden pulp ranging in color from white to deep red or purple. Pomegranate possesses a wide range of compounds, including polyphenols, alkaloids, and vitamins with potent free radical scavenging properties (antioxidant), antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Traditionally it is used for treating simple diarrhea, stomach disorders, vaginal discharge, gallbladder diseases, wound healing.
- Rasa (taste): Madhura, Amla, Kashaya (Sweet, Sour, Astringent)
- Veerya (nature): Anushna (Neither Hot or Cold)
- Vipaka (taste developed through digestion): Madhura, Amla (Sweet, Sour)
- Guna (qualities): Laghu, Snigdha (Light, Unctuous)
- Doshas (effect on humors): Balances all three doshas
Common Name Pomegranate Botanical Name Punica granatum Standardization Ellagic Acid 40% Test Method HPLC Part Used Fruit Application Digestive System Managment