Pomegranate is a popular fruit grown in most of the countries. Since it can stand both cold and heat, it can survive in almost all types of weather conditions. Pomegranate seeds are extremely tasty and beneficial for health. But the peel of this fruit also contains a lot of health-benefiting properties and is also good to taste.
The pomegranate peel is high in antioxidants and is extremely helpful in body detoxification and flushing out toxins from the body.
Effective facial scrub
The peel of pomegranate contains antiviral, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties and hence can be effectively used for treating problems like pimples, acne, and rashes. Using this peel as a scrub keeps bacterial and other types of infections at bay.
Prevents signs of aging
The pomegranate peel prevents collagen breakdown in the skin and promotes cell growth thereby slowing down the aging process and formation of wrinkles. Over-exposure to harmful UV rays can lead to premature aging. A few studies have reported that the peel extract of pomegranate when mixed with seed oil prevents the breaking of collagen and promotes growth of the cells.
Lowers cancer risk
Since it is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, both the pomegranate and its peel fight free radicals in the body that are known for damaging healthy cells. A few preclinical animal studies have shown that eating pomegranate and its peel extract can stop the growth of breast, lung, prostate, and colon cancers.
The extract of pomegranate peel is extremely beneficial in controlling blood sugar spikes in diabetes. A 30-day study shows that taking supplements of 1000mg of pomegranate peel extract improves blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Protects against heart disease
Jam-packed with antioxidants the pomegranate peel prevents oxidation of LDL cholesterol thereby preventing the risk of heart issues. Apart from decreasing cholesterol levels, it also improves overall heart health, lowers blood pressure, and reduces oxidative stress.