Pomegranate Seed Oil is getting a lot of buzz in the natural health world lately, and rightly so. This oil is extremely powerful, as well as being versatile, which makes it a must have item for nearly everyone. Pomegranates and their juice have been getting a lot of attention in recent years, mainly for their rich anti-oxidant properties. But Pomegranate Seed Oil has all the same properties as the juice but in a much more concentrated form, in addition to a number of other benefits exclusive to the oil.
Pomegranate Seed Oil is one of the most innovative oils to be developed in Israel in recent years. New studies show that Pomegranate Seed Oil has a variety benefits. Some people think that Pomegranate Seed Oil is a bit expensive, but when you consider that it takes more than two hundred pounds of Pomegranates to make one pound of oil, and that it is so powerful, it's well worth it.
Research has found that the oil has implications in treating everything from obesity to heart disease and a number of conditions in between. It really is one of nature's miracles.
Studies conducted on Pomegranate Seed Oil have shown to causes breast cancer cell destruction. With breast cancer being one of the leading killers of women, this is a ground breaking discovery.
The therapeutic properties of the oil are due to high contents of ellagic acid, which is a powerful antioxidant and antiproliferant compound, and a significant amount of punicic acid, which is very closely related to conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Both acids have been shown in studies to be highly effective in slowing the growth of cancer cells. The ellagic acid in the Pomegranate Seed Oil prevents the creation of blood vessels in cancer cells and causing apoptosis, which is the technical name for the slow death of cells (as compared to necrosis, which is the traumatic death of cells).
One new study suggests that the oil may slow the destruction of cartilage in joints of arthritis sufferers. Although it is still in it's initial research stage, it may indeed offer some hope for those who suffer with this painful and crippling condition.
Another bothersome condition that may be helped by Pomegranate Seed Oil is menopause. Menopause is a fact of life for women in their later years, and thermal conductivity of fuel oil recent evidence has shown that the traditional hormone replacement therapy that has been used by the medical establishment for decades has a number of other side effects including increasing the risk of osteoporosis and breast cancer. Not only does Pomegranate Seed oil help normalize hormone levels, but it also reduces the risk of these and other conditions associated with hormone therapy.
Other conditions aided by using Pomegranate Seed Oil include high blood pressure, diabetes, prostate problems, memory problems and aid in the treatment of certain chronic viral infections. It aids in the reduction of blood pressure by lowering the systolic pressure with daily use, as well as lowering cholesterol. It treats diabetes by regulating blood sugar and has even been shown in preliminary studies to aid in the treatment of viral conditions such as the herpes simplex virus.