Nature's Way Pomegranate extract is standardized to 40% ellagic acid from a pure, whole-fruit source to maximize its antioxidant benefits. Pomegranate has been used and appreciated for centuries throughout world cultures. The bark of the stem and root contains several alkaloids including isopelletierine which is active against tapeworms. Either a decoction of the bark, which is very bitter, or the safer, insoluble Pelletierine Tannate may be employed.
Overdoses are emetic and purgative, produce dilation of pupila, dimness of sight, muscular weakness and paralysis.Because of their tannin content, extracts of the bark, leaves, immature fruit and fruit rind have been given as astringents to halt diarrhea, dysentery and hemorrhages. Dried, pulverized flower buds are employed as a remedy for bronchitis. In Mexico, a decoction of the flowers is gargled to relieve oral and throat inflammation. Leaves, seeds, roots and bark have displayed hypotensive, antispasmodic and anthelmintic activity in bioassay.