Pomegranates: Old Age Remedy for Today’s Diseases

Nady Braidy
UNSW Medicine, School of Psychiatry NPI, Euroa Centre, NSW, Australia

Series: Food and Beverage Consumption and Health
BISAC: HEA017000



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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Pomegranate is a natural plant product which has demonstrated a multitude of beneficial health benefits. Current in vitro and in vivo research have shown that this age-old fruit is composed of natural polyphenolic phytochemicals which exhibit diverse pharmacological potency and potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial/antiviral properties.

Pomegranates are also being considered as a cancer chemo-preventive and neuroprotective agents. This book discusses the implications of pomegranate consumption for the management and treatment of an array of cardiovascular diseases, cancers, and neurodegenerative disorders. New cultivation techniques to improve pomegranate production are also discussed.
(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - Pomegranates as a Medicinal Fruit (pp. 1-16)

Chapter 2 - Cultivation and Production of Pomegranates (pp. 17-26)

Chapter 3 - Flavour of Pomegranates (pp. 27-36)

Chapter 4 - Pharmacology of Pomegranates (pp. 37-56)

Chapter 5 - Antioxidant Properties of Pomegranates (pp. 57-68)

Chapter 6 - Protection against Cardiovascular Diseases (pp. 69-90)

Chapter 7 - Anti-Cancer Effects of Pomegranates (pp. 91-110)

Chapter 8 - Neuroprotective Effects of Pomegranates (pp. 111-128)


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