Latin Name

Punica granatum

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Fruit, Fruit skin and Root skin
(फल, फलत्वक्, मूलत्वक्,)

Effect on Dosha

Sweat fruit Balances all three Doshas; Sour fruit Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It acts as an appetizer, restores taste. Due to astringent nature it is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery. It is also effective in the treatment of hyperacidity. Root skin has anthelmintic properties and is effective in treatment of Tape worms. Fruit acts as cough expectorant. Effective in treatment of anemia. It reduces associated symptoms in fever and restores strength hence used as supplementary medicine in treatment of fevers. Bark decoction is used for gargling in mouth ulcers.

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