Pomegranate - an apple for the Queen
 The pomegranate fruit contains a lot of valuable substances, which has been known since ancient times the Greeks, Chinese, Tajiks, Georgians. The great Avicenna mentioned in his medical treatises grenades as much as 150 times. So why do not we use the wisdom of the east to maintain our health and beauty?

Garnet   - One of the oldest fruits known to man. Since ancient times, in the East it is considered the king of all fruits. Perhaps, precisely because of the original form of the sepals, which forms a "crown". Even believe that it was a pomegranate prompted people to form a headdress of Kings - the crown. In the East, pomegranate is considered a symbol of fertility, abundance, friendly feelings. In Turkey, even in some places the custom: the bride at a wedding hand ripe pomegranate, which it must break up the ground. How many berries fall from the fruit, many children will be in the family. For the Syrians, for example, the pomegranate tree was of great importance: its name matches the name of the sun god "garad-grammes".

Garnet   - Sweet and sour fruit, in fact, include berries. In one fruit contains 400-700 edible seeds, divided into segments thin milky membranes. Each tiny seed is surrounded by a transparent smooth bright red pulp. Ripe fruit the size of a large orange, have a thin peel harsh, whose color can vary from red to pink and yellow. The fruit is crowned in the form of original sepals crown.

Garnet   very rich in trace elements and vitamins. The fruit pulp contains sugar (2, 3 - 14%); organic acid - citric, malic (0, 55 - 9%); vitamin C (up to 14mg%), folic acid (to 0% 08mg) nitrogenous compounds; catechins and leucoanthocyanins (up to 46mg%), pectin; starch; tannins; fintotsidy; resinous substance; Tannin (30%). The bark and roots are rich in alkaloids Pomegranate - pelterinom, izopelterinom et al. (To 0, 5%); ursolic acid; tannins. The leaves of the miracle tree contains vitamin C (up to 25mg%), acid - and ursolic betolinovaya tannins.

Garnet   It increases the body's resistance to various diseases, including colds, viral and infectious - it is due to vitamin C and high in tannins.

Pomegranate juice

Pomegranate juice is extremely rich in ascorbic acid and other fruit acids, sugars and tannins. Pomegranate juice contains more antioxidants than any other drink, be it red wine, green tea, blueberry juice or cranberry.

Pomegranate juice can be obtained as well as orange - the fruit cut in half and squeeze the juice from the halves using a citrus press. And you can just mash with a spoon sunflower seeds in a sieve. If you own grenade in a cool, dry place stored at room temperature for a month and a half, the pomegranate juice in banks can be stored for much longer, and you can drink it throughout the winter.

Drinking pomegranate juice is recommended before eating: it improves the appetite and promotes good digestion, and strengthens the heart muscle, increases hemoglobin. It also stimulates metabolism, improves blood, removes "junk" from the body. In addition, the researchers found that pomegranate juice increases the resistance of the human body to radiation. It is also shown that regular consumption of pomegranate juice or pomegranate in food improves the general condition of the skin and hair.

Council.   When buying pomegranates should choose large, shiny fruit, heavy for their size. They should not be damaged and be brown at the end. Pomegranate fruits can be frozen for quite a long time. To do this, you just need to put the whole fruit into a tight package for freezing and storing.

Pomegranate cosmetics

In cosmetics grenades also used widely because it contains quite a lot of citric acid. It can be effectively used for bleaching a person eliminate age spots, acne and freckles. Garnet - is also a good anti-aging agent. In the East, and grenades used to improve hair growth. Pomegranate not only restores the hair structure, but also facilitates their combing, smoothing the hair scales.

Nutrient for the skin

Take 5-6 tablespoons of sour cream or heavy cream and mix with 3 teaspoons of pomegranate juice. Apply to face, neck and décolleté for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Suitable for all skin types.

Soft Scrub of blackheads

For the preparation of the composition for the removal of blackheads, combine 1 teaspoon of pomegranate juice, a little foam for washing and 1 teaspoon salt melkopomolotoy. Ingredients carefully applied to the skin, to hold for 2-5 minutes, then do some massage movements, taking into account skin lines and wash the scrub mask with cool water.

Toning Mask

To prepare the masks need the juice of half a pomegranate, ½ teaspoon olive oil, 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon honey 3 tablespoons oat flakes (flakes previously boiled water to brew). This mask will refresh and give any type of skin tone.

Mask for a good complexion

Take 1 tablespoon of pomegranate juice, 2 teaspoons of glycerin (available at pharmacies), 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon liquid honey, 2 tablespoons of talcum powder (baby powder). Mix all ingredients until smooth. Apply to face, neck and chest area for 15-20 minutes, rinse with cool water.

Council.   If the skin is dry, add in place of glycerin 2 tablespoons spoons quality nourishing cream.

Healing steam bath

In equal parts of mixed peel a pomegranate, chamomile and geranium leaves. One tablespoon of this mixture was poured into a jar and then poured in two liters of cold water and heated to boiling. Then stopped heating vessel. Pre-washed face tilted well over a vessel at a distance of 20-25 cm, and head cover with a towel. After 15 minutes, the face was rinsed with cold water. Apply no more than once every 7 days.

Broth for oily hair

Within two months, the hair must be every three days to wash broth, which is prepared as follows: 3 tablespoons pomegranate peel boiled for 15 minutes in 1 liter of water. In the future, use only supportive treatment, rinsing the hair with this decoction after each hygienic washing 1-2 times a week. The broth can be stored in the refrigerator.

Lotion for oily hair

Squeeze the juice from the fruit of the pomegranate 1. In a glass bowl, pour a glass of vodka, squeeze the juice to half a lemon, add 1 teaspoon of honey and carrot juice. All mix thoroughly, then pour the pomegranate juice. Once again mix. Close the lid and put in a dark place, insist the solution for 10 days.

Before head washing divide hair strands and roots wipe with a cotton swab moistened with lotion. Tie her head scarf or cotton towel. After 20-30 minutes, wash your hair with a mild shampoo and rinse your hair with acidified water (1 tablespoon of vinegar or 1 teaspoon citric acid on foot basin of water). Such rubbing pomegranate lotion is desirable to do before each wash head for a month.


Pour 2 tablespoons pomegranate peel a glass of water, boil for 15 minutes on low heat, let it brew and pour into a bowl with water, prepared for a foot bath. Duration of procedure - 15 minutes. After the bath, rinse your feet with cool water, dry them and spread nourishing cream.

Pomegranate highlights

Very impressive look strands of garnet color on light hair. To do this, the individual strands carefully rubbed pomegranate juice and dried. It is possible to wrap the hair impregnated juice in foil. The color will last until the next wash, if desired, the procedure can be repeated.
Author: Inna Sedykh