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The American Botanical Council (ABC) is passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants. As an independent, nonprofit education organization, ABC is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

Please enjoy this information on pomegranate made available through the generosity of Verdure Sciences' adoption.

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Punica granatum is a deciduous shrub or small tree in the loosestrife family (Lythraceae) and is believed to have originated in what was Persia. Pomegranate arils (the flesh around the small seeds) are high in vitamin C and antioxidant flavonoids that may help with high blood pressure, arterial and neurologic health, cancer prevention, immune function, periodontal disease, and erectile dysfunction.

Additional ABC Pomegranate Resources 

HerbalGram articles

Pomegranate Profile. 2013; 100: 1-7.

HerbClip reviews

Natural Pomegranate Juice Demonstrates a Beneficial Effect on Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure and hs-CRP, While Also Increasing Triglycerides and VLDL Cholesterol. HC# 051757-576, 9/15/2017.

Meta-analysis Reports that Pomegranate Juice Consumption Causes Clinically Meaningful Reductions in Blood Pressure. HC# 021761-563, 2/28/2017.

Pomegranate Juice Intake May Have Beneficial Effects on Gut Microbiota. HC# 101511-542, 4/15/2016.

Read the press release on Verdure's adoption of Pomegranate.

Pomegranate New Year 

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information on ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program.