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Pomegranate Seed Oil: The Healthiest Part of the Fruit

The pomegranate tree, Punica granatum, and especially its fruit, has a vast history of uses for the treatment of medical and health related issues. Pomegranate consumption has been associated with antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, and anti-inflammatory properties, has been touted for use in the treatment and prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dental conditions, erectile dysfunction, bacterial infections and antibiotic resistance, ultraviolet radiation-induced skin damage, infant brain ischemia, male infertility, Alzheimer disease, arthritis, and obesity.

For more information on the health benefits of pomegranates, particularly the juice of the fruit, go to my Supplement Sciences page.

For the purposes of this discussion the pomegranate is the fruit of the Punica granatum tree which is a long-living tree cultivated throughout the Mediterranean region, as far north as the Himalayas, in Southeast Asia, and in California and Arizona in the United States. Medically benefici…

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