A July 2016 report found that one of the constituents of pomegranate acted upon by the gut allows muscle cells to "protect themselves against one of the major causes of ageing.”
Ibn Qayyim in "Medicine of the Prophet" mentions the different benefits of sweet, sour and medium tasting pomegranates and says, "It is related from Ibn Abbas ... that every pomegranate you have is pollinated from a seed from the pomegranates of Paradise." Ibn Qayyim mentions pomegranates, like honey, as an aphrodisiac.
As-Suyuti in "Medicine of the Prophet" said, " ...the Prophet, peace be upon him, ... said, 'there is not a pomegranate which does not have a pip from one of the pomegranates of the Garden in it.' And another hadith states, 'No pomegranate grows ripe without being watered by a drop of the water of the Garden.' and yet another hadith goes, 'No one eats pomegranates without his heart being moved and shaytan fleeing from him.'"
Chishti in "The Traditional Healers Handbook" lists the pomegranate as an astringent (contracts muscular fibre by irritation), anthelmintic (kills or expels worms) and tenifuge (expels tapeworms) and advises its use for a range of conditions including dim vision.
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