Medicinal use of Pomegranate fruit peel

Pomegranate (Punica grsnatum L.) is small shrub or tree which is found all over world. It is well known for its juicy fruits and medicinal properties.  Its various parts such as roots, bark, leaves, flowers, fruits are of medicinal importance.


Pomegranate fruit hull or peel is astringent and antioxidant in nature. It is used to prepare tooth powders, toothpastes, facial care products and coughing remedies.

The rind of fruit is dried to remove moisture and then pulverised to get its powder. This powder is anti-ulcer, anti-diarrhoeal, haemostatic (stops bleeding), dentifrice (cleans teeth) .

Here are few home remedies using pomegranate hull powder to cure various clinical conditions.

  • Glowing skin, Blemishes

    Take powder of dried peel of Pomegranate fruit. Add sandal powder and clove. Mix in water and apply on face to remove blemishes.

  • Tooth ache

    Take peel of Pomegranate fruit. Dry in shade and grind to make powder. In this powder add Sendha namak, mustard oil. Massage teeth and gums.

  • Tooth powder, Plaque

    Use this powder to clean teeth.  As tooth powder it strengthen teeth, gums and fights plaque.

  • Diarrhoea, dysentery

    Take powder of dried peel of Pomegranate fruit. Add dry Bilva fruit powder in equal amount. Take 1 tbsp in glass of water to cure Sangrahni, atisaar and dast.

  • Sore throat

    Add rind powder in lukewarm water and use this to gargle.

Dosage of Pomegranate fruit peel

Can be taken in dose of 3-6 grams for treating ailments.

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