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Pomegranates are a kind of fruit that may be effective for treating and preventing several medical conditions (such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol). People usually eat the seeds or drink the juice of this fruit, although extracts and supplements are also available.
The fruit contains a variety of medicinally active components. One of these components is polyphenol. This substance has several beneficial effects in the body, including slowing down the progression of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). It is thought that polyphenols may also reduce the amount of cholesterol produced in the liver.
Some people are more likely than others to experience problems with pomegranates. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using them medicinally if you have low blood pressure or any allergies, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(For the complete eMedTV article, click Pomegranate. This article offers an in-depth look at how pomegranates work to treat certain health conditions and also describes possible side effects. You can also click on the links in the box to the right for more specific information on pomegranates.)
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