The pomegranate has no close relations.
Malus punicum meant the Apple of Carthage.
Poa granata means apple with many seeds.
The root bark was recommended as a vermifuge by Celsus, Discorides and Pliny.
Three wild pomegranates:
red flower: merah (white) poetih,(black) hitam.
Pomegranates were embroidered in blue yarn on the ephod of the temple described in Old Testament.(Torah)
(rind)Yellow bitter colouring
matter ,gallotannic acid to 30%, sugar and gum;root bark: punicotannic acid;Alkaloids (to 0.09%);pelletierine;pseudopelletierine;isopelletierine;methylisopelletieriene;tannins (to 20%);leaf: Ursolic and betulic acids; various triterpines;fruit: Invert sugar; glucose;citric acid; boric acid;Vitamin C.
or dried root bark,fresh leaf, fresh fruit
);astringent;antihelmintic;antibacterial; dysentery ;diarrhoea ;colitis;stomach
ache; douche in leucorrhea;removal of tapeworms; emmenagogue; external use on
sores; fruit, fruit drinks;wine; bark used in tanning and dying;seeds are
fruit: refrigerant; for fever.
copyright Sue Risk, Northdays Image 2004 - 2015