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Pomegranates, which grow on trees, are a fruit that supposedly helps treat or prevent several health conditions. People often eat the seeds or drink the juice. Pomegranates may not be the "cure-all" remedy they are often claimed to be, but they do offer several benefits. For example, pomegranates contain a certain component that can slow down the progression of atherosclerosis. It is also thought that they can reduce the amount of cholesterol produced in the liver and lower blood pressure. In addition, the seeds of the fruit may contain several estrogen-like substances. However, it is not known exactly how these substances affect the body.
Using pomegranates medicinally, however, may not be suitable for some people, such as those who have low blood pressure or certain allergies. They have been known to cause swelling of the mouth or throat. If you have an allergy to certain fruits, you might want to check with your healthcare provider before taking pomegranate supplements.
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