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Pomegranate peel may cure deadly brain disorders (Alzheimer's and Parkinson's)
Business Standard ^ | Aug 23, 2014 | IANS

Posted on 08/23/2014 3:43:03 AM PDT by Innovative

Two years of research by a Nigerian scientist has shown that sufferers of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease could be helped by punicalagin, a compound extracted from pomegranates.

Olumayokun Olajide from the University of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire showed how punicalagin could inhibit inflammation in specialised brain cells known as micrologia.

He also found the painful inflammation that accompanies illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis and Parkinson's disease could be reduced using the same drug.

"We do know that regular consumption of pomegranate has a lot of health benefits, including prevention of neuro-inflammation related to dementia," Olajide added.

(Excerpt) Read more at business-standard.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: alzheimers; arthritis; bloodpressure; cholesterol; heartdisease; inflammation; medical; parkinsons; pomegranate; punicalagin
Two remarkable points -- many of these diseases seem to be caused by some kind of inflammation and it seems pomegranates contain a strong anti-inflammatory compound. Since it's natural, I wonder if we can actually get it.
1 posted on 08/23/2014 3:43:04 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/hot-sale-punicalagin-98%2525.html


2 posted on 08/23/2014 3:45:14 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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Did a search and found even more about it:

“A compound found only in pomegranates called punicalagin is shown to benefit the heart and blood vessels. Punicalagin is the major component responsible for pomegranate’s antioxidant and health benefits. It not only lowers cholesterol, but also lowers blood pressure and increases the speed at which heart blockages (atherosclerosis) melt away. “

https://www.drfuhrman.com/library/article19.aspx


3 posted on 08/23/2014 3:46:34 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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Most of our diseases are ultimately caused by incomplete nutrition.


4 posted on 08/23/2014 3:57:33 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Innovative

bump


5 posted on 08/23/2014 3:58:14 AM PDT by ImNotLying
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To: Innovative

Get liberals on this, pronto.


6 posted on 08/23/2014 4:00:01 AM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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I think at Ali Baba you have to buy in quantity.

I did a search on Google shopping and apparently it is available in health food stores:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&output=search&tbm=shop&q=punicalagin&oq=punicalagin&gs_l=products-cc.12...4973.4973.0.7494.1.1.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1ac.1.52.products-cc..1.0.0.VYGpkhxZR1g&gws_rd=ssl


7 posted on 08/23/2014 4:00:36 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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The Minoans (crete) were absolutely obsessed with pomegranates, demanding huge jars full of them as tribute from across their widespread empire.

I always wondered if they knew something we don’t


8 posted on 08/23/2014 4:11:03 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Jonty30
Most of our diseases are ultimately caused by incomplete nutrition.

Or "over nutrition" which entails a lot of extra calories and leads to obesity....add DNA and other factors and one just can't win (unless in the group that seems to be able to shrug anything off).

9 posted on 08/23/2014 4:11:46 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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There are those that believe that many of those who are obese are also suffering from poor nutrition. If you need x-units of a particular vitamin, but your food choices are deficient of that particular vitamin, your body will still seek out that vitamin and cause you to overeat to acquire what you need.


10 posted on 08/23/2014 4:18:04 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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I’ve got two Pomegranate bushes in the back that are over 40 years old, every year they give us a nice supply. My house was built in 1943 and like most back then all the tree’s and bushes had a purpose. This alkaline soil in West Texas does well with some tree’s and bushes and the old timers took advantage of it. Pomegranates, Peaches, Pecans, Walnuts and Figs were the norm, if it didn’t provide something to eat there was no time wasted on it. The wild plums that grew on the creek beds were also used in landscaping. My oldest native Pecan tree was put in in 1945 and is now about 40 ft tall. I replaced my Peach trees about 20 years ago. Now everybody puts in Mulberry’s, Oaks and landscape for show, heaven forbid they actually use the south side flower beds for growing vegetables.


11 posted on 08/23/2014 4:34:01 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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I’m confused - the headline says the peel contains punicalagin - but later the article as well as posters say it’s the edible part that contains the magic compound. So which is it, or is it both?


12 posted on 08/23/2014 4:49:47 AM PDT by aquila48
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Nigerians have never been known as scam artists!


13 posted on 08/23/2014 5:28:22 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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Veterinarians always look to diet, particularly minerals, when animals are sick. Why don’t human doctors do the same?


14 posted on 08/23/2014 5:33:53 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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What’s the minimum effective dose? That’s all that matters.


15 posted on 08/23/2014 5:36:24 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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Doctors are trained in medications, not nutrition. That and they find it more profitable to sell pharmaceuticals.


16 posted on 08/23/2014 5:36:52 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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I am going to give some a try. I ordered some from Vitacost. It isn’t expensive. Considering some of the things that go on with me, worth a shot.


17 posted on 08/23/2014 5:53:04 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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Ping


18 posted on 08/23/2014 5:54:03 AM PDT by onona (My mind = gallimaufry)
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Dcctors are trained in medication, not nutrition. That and they find it more profitable to sell pharmaceuticals

Add to that, corporate foods goal is to sell us their stuff, not make us healthier unless it's profitable. Any juice or tea blend (etc) will probably not have enough pomegranete or anything else to provide the health benefit. And the fresh fruit section? Best to find produce that was vine-ripened and not treated with chemicals for shipment and display.

I wonder if it's just pomegrante that provides the benefit, or all dark fruits. Today's excursion is going to be to the health food store, to buy pure 100% concentrate to add to tea on my own.

19 posted on 08/23/2014 5:56:48 AM PDT by grania
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Good correlation between rheumatoid arthritis and dementia. My grandmother suffered from both and I have rheumatoid but won’t notice the memory loss for a bit. Can’t take meds and don’t do so generally except for the occasional aspirin. Word from a friend in regards to arthritis is black cherry juice concentrate.

My lower legs, hands and face are always tingling so I know there is nerve damage. Every joint cracks but the most unnerving is the neck. Just read that if 1st and 2nd vertebrate are effected it might kill me. (GASP)

My grandmother was 92 when she passed away.


20 posted on 08/23/2014 6:11:08 AM PDT by huldah1776
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Nigerians have never been known as scam artists!

Apparently Kenyans too.
21 posted on 08/23/2014 7:15:58 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Obama: The turd that won't flush.)
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