Islamic Medicine

Pomegranate – Good for heart

Pomegranate

Pomegranate – Good for heart

الإمام الصادق عليه‏السلام :

مَن أكَلَ رُمّانَةً عَلَى الرِّيقِ ، أنارَت قَلبَهُ أربَعينَ يوَما

الكافي ، جلد 6 ، صفحه 354 ، حديث 11 ،

Imam Sadiq (PBUH):

“Anyone who eats pomegranate while he is fasting, (that pomegranate) his heart will become healthier.”

Al-Kafi, vol.6, p.354, Hadith 11.

Scientific proof

Kavitha Penugonda Ph.D

Nutrition Scientist. Expert: Phytochemicals, Supplements, Vitamins, Micronutrients, Obesity, Cancer

Manhattan, Kansas

Kansas State University

Pomegranate juice significantly reduced atherosclerotic lesion areas in immune-deficient mice and intima media thickness in cardiac patients on medications.

Thus, the potential cardio protective benefits of pomegranate juice deserve further clinical investigation,

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 points 5 and 6 prove the Hadith above, scientifically

5. Lowers Blood Pressure And Cholesterol

Adults with high blood pressure who drink 1.7 ounces of pomegranate juice every day can lower their systolic blood pressure by up to 5 percent. Several studies also show that pomegranate juice is useful in lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and for preventing the buildup of plaque in arteries.

6. Improves Heart Health

In addition to pomegranate’s benefits in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, many studies show other ways this fruit is good for your heart. Both pomegranate juice and extract have the ability to inhibit platelet activity, which can help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. Patients with coronary heart disease were able to improve stress-induced myocardial ischemia by drinking pomegranate juice every day for three months.

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