by Mariam Alkhatib,Chantal Fayad, Adnan Badran, Kamar Hamade, Anis Daou, Elias Baydoun and Akram Hijazi
Preventive and Therapeutic Effects of Punica granatum (Pomegranate) in Respiratory and Digestive Diseases: A Review
Applied Sciences. 2022, 12(23), 12326;
The pomegranate fruit is made of white to deep purple seeds that are enclosed in a white, spongy, astringent membrane, also known as pericarp, covered by a thick red skin and a crown-shaped calyx. It contains a variety of beneficial ingredients, including flavonoids, ellagitannin, punicalagin, ellagic acid, vitamins, and minerals. Pomegranates possess numerous health benefits, and their use in disease treatment has been widely recognized since antiquity. This fruit was known to exhibit several biological properties, including antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anticancer activities. Pomegranate has been used in a variety of medical systems for the treatment and therapy of a wide range of diseases and illnesses. This review summarizes studies highlighting the potential role of pomegranate in the prevention and treatment of diseases related to respiratory and digestive systems.
Keywords: pomegranate; cancer; antioxidant; respiratory; digestive; diseases