Pomegranate one of the earliest cultivated fruits, prominent throughout history in art, culture, and religion, has been analyzed to have greater antioxidant capacity than red wine, grape juice, cranberry juice, green tea or acai juice.
Use as a spice on one food at every meal.
- Aids digestion and elimination without aggravating Pitta
- Improves regularity of elimination
- Helps control stomach acid
- Helps decrease digestive gas
- Dried pomegranate seeds — 8 teaspoons
- Rock salt (or some natural salt) — 2 teaspoons
- Black pepper powder — ¼ teaspoon
- Cumin seeds — 2 teaspoons
- Citric acid (or dried lemon juice) — ⅛ teaspoon
- Pure cane sugar (Sucanat or Florida Crystals are good) — 2-5 teaspoons
- Grind and powder all herbs and seeds separately.
- Mix the first two herbs together.
- Add one herb at a time, mixing well before adding another.
- Produces a powdered mixture.
- Store in an airtight container, for up to a month.
For grinding the pomegranate seeds, you will need a large grinder that can handle wet as well as dry herbs (you can find one at a gourmet cooking store).
The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the tradition of ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. If you have any serious acute or chronic health concern, please consult a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a trained ayurvedic expert, call or e-mail us for the number of a physician in your area. Check with your doctor before taking herbs or using essential oils when pregnant or nursing.
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