Pomegranate, botanically known as Punica granatum, is a fruit-bearing small tree or deciduous. When cut open, pomegranate fruit reveals the clusters of juice, gem-like seeds on the inside. The fruit has been used for thousands of years as a medicine. Studies suggest that pomegranate fruit juice contain more than 100 phytochemicals which gives it innumerable health benefits. For instance, according to National Health Society of the United Kingdom, the fruit is thought to be effective against inflammation, high blood pressure, heart disease, and some cancers including prostate cancer (1). The fruit has abundant folic acid, vitamin E, vitamin C, and Vitamin A meaning that it may have anti-tumor, anti-viral, and anti-oxidant properties. Pomegranate fruit is also a good source of fiber and iron.Benefits of Pomegranate Fruit to the Skin
It is believed that pomegranate fruit possesses anti-aging properties and can, therefore, rejuvenate your skin both on the inside and out (2). The fruit may also strengthen the epidermis and can delay or reduce wrinkles.