Punica Granatum L - A Nutraceutical functional food

  • Dr. Priyadharshini K Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Nandan N Reader,Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Sunil Raj Professor and Head, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Kumar NC Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Pooja BL Associate Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Manjushree R. Senior Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Pomegranate, Phytochemicals, Antioxidant, Functional food, Nutraceutical


Pomegranate is a widely used plant having medicinal properties. Pomegranates and their extracts may serve as natural alternatives due to their potency against a wide range of bacterial and viral pathogens. The synergistic action of the pomegranate constituents appears to be superior to that of single constituents.Pomegranate provides health benefits, that is, a nutraceutical food. It is used in dentistry as an active ingredient such as mouth rinse for plaque control, treatment of various oral lesions, storage media for avulsed teeth, wound healing. This paper describes the uses of pomegranate, its mechanism and various therapeutic and dental applications.


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Dr. Priyadharshini K, Nandan N, Sunil Raj, Kumar NC, Pooja BL, & Manjushree R. (2017). Punica Granatum L - A Nutraceutical functional food. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 2(02), 122-132. Retrieved from https://www.jaims.in/jaims/article/view/153
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