Islamic Medicine

Pomegranate – Good for brain


Pomegranate – Good for brain

839 قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع‏ كُلُوا الرُّمَّانَ‏ بِشَحْمِهِ فَإِنَّهُ يَدْبُغُ الْمَعِدَةَ وَ يَزِيدُ فِي الذِّهْنِ‏.

كافى ج 6، ص 354، ح 12

Imam Sadiq (PBUH):

“Eat pomegranate with its inside soft tissues (membranes) since they strengthen one’s stomach and help improve mental abilities.”

Al- Kafi, vol.6, p.354, Hadith.12

Scientific proof

Dr. Geo Espinosa

is the Director of the Integrative Urology Center at New York University Langone Medical Center and the Chief Science Officer at Prostate Research Labs. Before joining NYU, Dr. Espinosa was a clinician, researcher and director of clinical trials at the Center for Holistic Urology at Columbia University Medical Center. He is a licensed naturopathic doctor, licensed acupuncturist, a Certified Nutrition Specialist and a Registered Herbalist. Dr. Espinosa is an author of the naturopathic entry in 1000 Cures for 200 Ailments (Harper Collins, March, 2007) and “Prostate Cancer — Nutrients that may slow its progression,” Food and Nutrients in Disease Management (Maryland: Cadmus Publishing, 2009). Dr. Espinosa also serves on the editorial board of the Natural Medicine Journal. Dr Geo is a frequent speaker at universities, medical schools and conferences on Integrative Health, nutrition and natural treatments for prostate disease.

He explains 10 points that are discovered about Pomegranate, which point 8 prove the Hadith above, scientifically

8. Helps Brain Health

The polyphenols in pomegranate juice just might offer some protection from Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers at Loma Linda University. They fed sugar water to one group of mice and pomegranate juice to another. The mice that drank pomegranate juice learned tasks more quickly than the sugar water group and had about 50 percent less accumulation of a protein believed to play a major role in developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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