Known as the “divine fruit”, the pomegranate can serve us in a multitude of ways, but what are the TOP ways to use pomegranate? On the skin? In the body? Why is it called the “divine fruit”? What parts of the pomegranate make is such a powerful superfood? Why is this weird-looking pink fruit one of healthiest ones on earth? Let’s take a look.
The History of Its Use
Pomegranates grow from a tree, tending to sprout its delicious fruits in early spring as the temperatures warm up again. The tree is native to Iran, originally found in the popular Himalayas. The fruit was originally popular and widespread in many regions of India around the 1400’s.
The pomegranate was used for many religious ceremonies in the past and was also widely cited in the Old Testament of the Bible. This religious affiliation is what’s responsible for the fruit’s name the “divine fruit”. The Egyptians revered it in their mythology, the Babylonian’s in the Talmud, and the Jews in the Torah. Surprisingly enough, the fruit wasn’t so much praised for its eating quality, but rather for its potent pink color that appeared regal to the eye of the beholder. This deemed the fruit acceptable for use as a decoration in many ceremonies.
When the Spanish Conquistadores hopped on over to the Americas, they brought over the pomegranate fruit. Eventually, in the 1700’s, the fruit was found growing on the opposite side of the country.
Top Uses of the Fruit
Why has this fruit stuck around all this time? Either the pomegranate is consciously on a mission to take over the world, or there are some serious benefits to not only looking at it but ingesting it. As it turns out, the fruit is not only beneficial, it is near magical. It can be used for:
- Heart health
- Weight loss
- The immune system
- Menstrual health
- Kidney stones
- Erectile dysfunction
- Liver health
Pomegranate in the Body
As one can see, this pink powerhouse is a miracle worker. For example, it has an extremely high number of antioxidants called polyphenols. Polyphenols lower the “bad” cholesterol and promote the “good” cholesterol. Furthermore, they lower blood pressure levels. They do so by thinning the blood. These two benefits work wonders when it comes to keeping the heart healthy. Too much “bad” cholesterol can lead to plaque-filled arteries, which cause heart attack.
Additionally, pomegranates are high in fiber. A high fibrous food aids proper digestion and leaves the sensation of feeling full for longer. This fullness trick helps with weight loss as well.
Even more incredible, pomegranates have ellagitannins. These powerful little molecules have been found to prevent the formation of cancer cells. Moreover, scientists have observed them causing currently living cancer cells to die.
Pomegranate on skin
Beyond inside the body, pomegranates also work wonders on the skin. Since they are so rich in Vitamin C, the provide the deep hydration we need. Additionally, antioxidants delay signs of aging. They do so by promoting collagen and elastin. Furthermore, seed from the oil in the fruit has been found to cure eczema. Their anti-inflammatory properties help with acne-prone skin and even rosacea.
We couldn’t help but create a product using this divine fruit. Our Organic Pomegranate Toner takes advantage of all the incredible benefits of the superfruit. With added punicic acid for cell regeneration, this toner deeply soothes the skin. It also helps balance out pH levels on the skin. This ensures proper levels of moisture.
Overall, we are grateful to this superfruit for its powerful effects in and on the human body. We are blessed to live on an Earth that provides us with the means to stay healthy from the inside out.
Organic LeClair Skincare
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