Sanskrit: Satphala, Madhubija.
Malayalam: മാതളനാരകം Mathalanarakam, ഉറുമാൻപഴം-Uruman pazham.
Pomegranate-Punicia granatum is a deciduous small tree or a shrub with multiple thorny branches, that grows up to 26 ft tall. The leaves are small coppery green, length up to 6 cm and 1.5 cm wide tapered on both ends. The flowers are bright orange-red and 30 mm in diameter, with 3 to 7 petals. The fruits are berries, up to 12 cm in diameter, rounded shape, and thicker pericarp is reddish-yellow, with a number of seeds inside surrounded by a watery pulp.
Useful plant parts:
Seed, fruit rind, leaf, flower
Diarrhea, dysentery, intestinal parasites, a tonic for the heart and throat, cataracts, parasite infestations, increased semen, treat the cough and cold, etc.
Chemical contents: contraceptive and abortifacient, ellagitannins, punicin.
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