Pomegranate tea is a beverage of red – orange color, and with a very pleasant taste and odor. It is often used which is not surprising because it is an extremely healthful beverage. Pomegranate tea is best known for being rich with vitamin C, but unfortunately its other extremely healing properties are not known. Pomegranate (Cynosbati fructus, semen, rosa canina) was a known healing herb in the past, and has several names such as wild rose, wild pomegranate, etc. Pomegranate is used in making many products due to its properties, and pomegranate tea is mostly used because of its exceptional healing properties.
Healing properties – of pomegranate tea
Pomegranate tea is an extremely healing beverage. Specifically composition of pomegranate provides this tea its extremely healing properties. From the more important ingredients this tea is rich with vitamins and antioxidants.
The healing properties of pomegranate tea:
- Intake of pomegranate tea reduces the level of free radicals,
- The anti-inflammatory properties help with urinary tract infections,
- It cleans the respiratory system and makes breathing easier (clears mucus from the respiratory tract),
- It is extremely good with preventing colds and various viral infections (this property exists due to the extraordinary richness with vitamins)
- It prevents aging of tissues and cells and helps in cell renewal,
- It stimulates urination;
- It contains polyphenols that protect from cancer and cardiovascular disease,
- It improves circulation,
- It purifies the blood,
- It helps with nausea,
- It slightly lowers the blood vessels,
- It helps with dysentery,
- It helps with epilepsy,
- It helps with kidney and bladder stones,
- The pomegranate is very good for the skin, muscles and bones,
- It helps with digestive problems (diarrhea),
- It is very good for rheumatism,
- It prevents tooth pain,
- It helps in detoxifying the body,
- It has a soothing effect and prevents stress,
- It increases the immunity of the whole organism,
- It strengthens, refreshes and increases energy.
Preparation – of pomegranate tea
Pomegranate tea can be made from fruits, seeds, flower petals, and the pits. Of course, the healing properties of tea depend on this, but also on the method of preparation.
A classic way of preparing pomegranate tea
- Boil 0.2 l of water.
- Put 1 bag in one cup. If tea is not in bags, then put one teaspoon of plant.
- Pour the water in the cup.
- Leave the cup for 5 – 10 minutes.
- Strain the tea.
- After this you can start enjoying drinking this extremely tasty, with pleasant smell and above all healing tea.
Tea for slightly narrowing the blood vessels (recommended for tuberculosis), and in case of gallstones attack (a good effect if you drink it warm)
- Boil 2 dl of water.
- Pour boiled water over 1 large spoon of flower.
- Leave it for 5 minutes.
- Strain it after this.
- Sweeten with honey and drink 1 cup three times a day.
For a good, deep and restful sleep
- Cook 1 large spoon of crushed pomegranate for 5 minutes in 3 dl of water.
- Add 3 – 4 leaves of mint.
- Cover an leave it for 2 hours.
- Strain it after this..
- Sweeten with honey. Drink this tea instead of water during the day, and especially before bedtime.
Tea for relieving pain, cleaning gallbladder and bladder, cleaning kidneys from sand and stones.
- Cook pomegranate fruit or seeds for 5 minutes in ½ liters of water.
Do not exaggerate when taking pomegranate tea because larger quantities may cause heart problems or other unwanted consequences.
Additives to the prepared – pomegranate tea
Pomegranate tea is very tasty itself (because it contains sugar) and it is not necessary to drink it with additives.If you do not like the taste of pomegranate tea, we recommend using honey or lemon as additives, and you can also add sweetener.
Packaging – of pomegranate tea
In sales it is found in the form of tea, in filter bags.
Also in sales there are many other pomegranate products.
Preservation – of pomegranate tea
Preservation of tea is very important in order for it to keep its healing properties and taste. Keep pomegranate tea in a cool, dry and dark place where there is no moisture or strong smells, and in a tightly closed container so that it does not have too much contact with air. For this containers made of glass, porcelain or tin boxes are recommended.Remark!
Use the tea until the date printed on the packaging.
Breeding and picking – of pomegranate
Pomegranate grows along hedges and fences, along the paths, along the edges of forests, on pasture land and karst, and in the gardens.Pomegranate is about 2m tall thorny shrub. Its leaves are egg-shaped, sharply toothed, on petioles, alternate, and feathery. The flowers are large, white – pink. Fruit is an oval red bean of sweet and sour taste, and has a multitude of hair. The hairs on the beans can cause itching.
Pomegranate blooms in June and July, and the flowers are picked then. The fruit is picked in the fall. It should be kept in mind to pick the fruits while they are still not fully ripe, but it should also be kept in mind not to pick them when they are not ripe, and not to pick hard and green fruits and too ripe blue and red soft fruits that have no healing properties.
Processing and classification – of pomegranate tea
The fruit is picked in dry and fine weather and it is immediately processed or dried. The fruit must be cleaned from the rest of the flower after picking, then cut the fruit in half, and cleanse them of hairs and seeds, and subsequently put them to dry in a temperature of about 40 ˚ C. Once the fruits are dried, you can chop them. Dried fruits are darkened, but if they are burnt then remove them, meaning that the fruits must still retain a bit of its reddish color. The leaf is also used, and jam can be made out of petals.
Origin and history – of pomegranate tea
In the past, pomegranate was because of its beauty, fragrance but also its excellent healing properties. Pomegranate has a long history, tradition and mythology.Pomegranate history goes to the Stone Age when the pomegranate was used as a jam. The existing Roman medical records show that using pomegranate can treat a variety of diseases, and also roses were given as a tribute. In China, herbalists have used it as a remedy for digestive problems. Native Americans also knew the healing properties of this plant, as well as all the other nations that are found in the temperate climate where pomegranate grows. Many nations attributed the healing properties to this plant, and it also symbolizes fertility and love. In the recent history pomegranate tea was used as an excellent source of vitamin C during the Second World War.
Today, the pomegranate is used for various purposes, and wins the world with its healing properties.
Various products are made from pomegranate such as marmalade, jelly, syrup, stewed fruit, jam, cakes, soups, salads, and for various preparations fruits are used but also the other parts of pomegranate.From the fruits of pomegranate marmalade can be made, from the petals jam and syrup (a folk remedy for lungs and pulmonary diseases) can be made.
Sodium, tannin, flavonoid, a lot of vitamin P, vitamin K, about 1600 mg% of vitamin C, about 12-18 mg% of vitamin A, about 0.02 mg% of vitamin B2, vitamin B1, 3% of malic and citric acid, a fat oil and essential oil, 15% sugar, 10% pectin, vanilla, dextrin.