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The tree of pomegranate has an imposing appearance only in the family of punicáceas. This is a species known as Punica granatum binomial that can reach average heights of 5 meters. The branches of the tree of pomegranate are quite flexible and have a lot of thorns. The leaves of pomegranate , moreover, are lanceolate and glossy appearance.
The pomegranate is a tree that has single flowers and a fruit very particular, known as the grenade . The fruit gives the pomegranate tree is globular in shape, leathery appearance and has a lot of red seeds surrounded by a soft pulp, high proportion of mucilage and sweet and sour. The period of prosperity for the pomegranate tree are the summer months. The collection of this species for medicinal purposes is carried out in the autumn months (the most interest medicinally is the bark of this tree).
To get all properties of the pomegranate tree it is best to collect the fruits of this species in the highest degree of maturity. In the chemical composition of pomegranate tree include items such as citric acid, ascorbic acid, various sugars, tannins and several essential minerals for the body. The bark of the pomegranate is prized for its virtues as an anthelmintic, astringent, antidiarrheal, laxative and antipyretic.
To prepare a decoction of pomegranate base it is best to use a 120g bark per liter of water to be prepared. You have to bring to a boil and keep hot mixture for about 20 minutes. Treatment with pomegranate bark decoction is very effective at eliminating intestinal parasites.