In far B.C. medicinal properties of pomegranate was known to Assyrians, Egyptians, Jews, Greeks and Romans. 1500 years B.C. Chinese healers were using pomegranate peel as vermicide. Pomegranate and its peel are used in Azerbaijan as well. However, pomegranate entered scientific medicine only in 1807. Its initiators were Indian healers. Pomegranate has been used as a medicinal plant since ancient times. Pomegranate juice increases appetite, regulates activity of stomach and serves as a painkiller. Its flowers are used against common cold and seeds are used for yellow sickness, heartbeat, chest pains and for increasing appetite. Peels of its roots and branches have paralyzing effect on ribbon-like worms. Fruits of pomegranate can be sweet and sour depending on its species and sort. Citric acid in pomegranate juice that makes it sour. It is recommended to drink juice of sweet pomegranate fruit for kidney diseases, as well as for lowering the temperature. Juice of semi-sweet pomegranate fruit is used in treatment of gallbladder and kidney stones. Pomegranate juice is also useful in hemorrhoid treatment. Pomegranate is a remedy for diabetes. Researchers of Haifa Technio have found that pomegranate juice can serve as a real remedy for people suffering from diabetes. According to the results of the study published in "Atherosclerosis" journal, development risk of atherosclerosis substantially decreased in patients, who had drunk daily 180 ml pomegranate juice for a 3 months period. Atherosclerosis is the main death reason of diabetics: 80% of people suffering from pancreatic insufficiency die from it. The most surprising fact is that, sugar in pomegranate juice doesn’t increase level of sugar in the blood – Michael Aviram, a professor of the Faculty of Medicine of Technio, the head of the study group has emphasized that. Scientists account that for relation of the sugar in pomegranate juice with unique anti-oxidant that makes it a remedy for atherosclerosis. However, it should be mentioned that, the results need to be reviewed and approved, since only 20 patients participated in this study. Benefits for heart and vessels. Since pomegranate is some kind of natural antibiotic, it cleans harmful substances in heart and vessels and kills microbes. A glass of fresh pomegranate juice will be useful your heart and vessels. Benefits for influenza infections. Antioxidants in pomegranate neutralize microbes and viruses causing flu. It is especially useful to drink pomegranate juice in advance for influenza infections that increase in winter months. The reason is that, vitamin C in pomegranate increases resistance of the body against cold weather. Benefits for prostate cancer. Pomegranate is especially effective for prostate cancer. Several scientific studies have found that, pomegranate decrease risk of prostate cancer. Moreover, in prostate cancer treatment, pomegranate has been shown to prevent increase of cancer cells. Therefore scientists recommend to drink pomegranate juice regularly. Benefits for diarrhea. White membrane inside pomegranate that seems as a vessel among its grains strengthens the stomach. Its peel is also effective for diarrhea. Boil pomegranate peel and let it cool down, then add some honey and eat it. This mixture made from pomegranate peel cures diarrhea. Benefits for stomach. Sour pomegranate molasses mixed with honey and consumed regularly prevents stomach inflammation. However this mixture should be consumed on an empty stomach. Eating a pomegranate after meal facilitates digestion of the eaten food. Sour pomegranate has an effect on vomiting induced by intra-gastric changes. Benefits for infection, inflammation and injuries. It is useful for inflammations and injuries in our inner organs and at the same time, prevents injuries and inflammations in our skin. You can cure injuries and inflammations in any part of your skin by applying pomegranate peel on them. Pomegranate as an elixir of immortality. Did you know that, substances in pomegranate are used in cosmetic products as well? Especially results of investigations conducted in US and China have drawn attention of cosmetic companies. Now some elements of pomegranate are used even in several cosmetic products. Antioxidants in pomegranate are used in cosmetic products. Therefore you can make use of pomegranate juice and boiled pomegranate peel when preparing face masks.