Punica granatum – pomegranate. Its a berry-plant originating from the West Asia, nowadays harvested in many parts of the world. Supplementation uses mainly its fruits, which contain many health-promoting polyphenols.
Pomegranate is a source for punicalagins, a powerful antioxidant. The ability to reduce free radicals amounts result both from the autonomous action of the compound and the activity of its metabolites. Moreover, the studies demonstrate correlation between punicalagins consumption and reduced risk of prostate cancer. Pomegranate fruits contain also punicic acid which can be effective in regulation of lipid profile.
There are existing indications that supplementation with pomegranate fruits and flowers can improve the effectiveness of action, which enhances protection of the cardiovascular system.