Pomegranate extract may reduce arthritis symptoms

By Dr. Mercola

Pomegranate extract consumption is known to reduce the incidence and severity of collagen-induced arthritis in mice.

More recently, researchers investigated whether pomegranate can also affect disease activity in human patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and the results were quite positive.


In the ancient Ayurveda system of medicine seeds and juice of the pomegranate are considered a tonic for the heart and throat, a bitter-astringent (pitta or fire) and a balance to a diet high in sweet-fatty (kapha or earth) foods.

Pomegranate juice provides roughly 16% of an adult's daily vitamin C requirement in only 100 ml, is a good source of vitamin B5, potassium and polyphenols. (antioxidant) Pomegranates are thought to contain more antioxidants than cranberry juice or green tea and the juice is pleasant to drink.

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