Pomegranate ayurvedic herb ‘Dadima’ or Punica grnatum has a fruit with edible as well as medicinal values. The bark of root and the peel of fruit have medicinal values.
See the herb pictures of Dadima or Anar or Punica granatum.
This plant is grown specifically in Iran, Afganistan and Baluchistan. It is grown in India. Udhampur is the storage center of Pomegranate.
Ayurvedic Varieties Of Punica granatum:
According to Ayurveda it is divided into three varieties based on its taste.
- Sweet and sour
There are many varieties of this plant based on habitat, color and size of the plant. The variety ‘without seeds’ and ‘kandhari’ (originating in Kandhar of Afganistan) is considered the best.
The Plant Of Pomegranate:
This is a medium sized tree with 10 to 15 feet height. The bark is smooth and grey in color. The braches sometimes have spikes.
The oblong leaves are narrow at both ends. Leaves are 2 to 3 inch long and 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide.
There are orange red or yellowish flowers either singly or in groups of two to four. Flowering occurs in April to May.
This is spherical, two to three inch in diameter. The peel is hard, with leathery feel. The inside of the fruit is divided into many angular segments. The seeds are also angular with a succulent, juicy reddish or pink or white covering. Fruition occurs in July to September.
THE POMEGRANATE TREE WITHOUT LEAVES
HAVE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PUNICA GRANATUM TREE