Cultivated in the Himalayan regions along with the Mediterranean, South East Asia and USA, pomegranate is a fruit that has several benefits. Punica granatum L, more commonly referred to as pomegranate, grows on a tiny tree and both the fruit and the leaves of the plant have various medicinal properties.
The fruit contains several enzymes, proteins and bioactive substances that help in treating ailments like cancer, heart disorders, dental conditions, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, obesity and even infant brain ischemia. The anti-oxidants, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties of the fruit contribute toward increasing its benefits. The fruit is also effective in treating erectile dysfunction and male infertility.
Although there are several active enzymes in the fruit, it is ellagic acid ellagitannins that is said to be the most effective. Other active substances that are worth mentioning here are anthocyanins, glucose, ascorbic acid, ellagic acid, gallic acid, caffeic acid, catechin, EGCG, quercetin, rutin, numerous minerals, particularly iron and amino acids.
Let us understand how pomegranate juice works to better sexual health.
Regular consumption of pomegranate juice, is known to increase the flow of blood into the penile area. The antioxidants in the juice help in keeping the blood vessels functioning optimally. The juice also helps in preserving nitric oxide in the blood vessels of the penis and thereby helps in relaxing the penis tissue and increasing blood flow into the region. This added flow of blood into the penis, betters it’s over all health and also contributes toward a stronger and longer lasting erection.
Apart from a better erection, pomegranate juice also helps in bettering the production of sperm as well as its mortality. The number of abnormal sperm cells is decreased significantly while sperm concentration, cell density, diameter of seminiferous tubules is increased.
Thus both virility and erection levels improve with regular consumption of pomegranate juice.
There have been scientific studies that show that up to 600mg of pomegranate juice per kg of body weight can be consumed each day and yet there shall be no adverse effects of the juice on the body. Indeed this indicates that supplements that adopt pomegranate juice as their ingredient are safe and beneficial too.
Apart from several other health benefits, pomegranate also doubles as an effective and safe treatment for sexual dysfunction. All in all a multi beneficial fruit.