Pomegranates – Punicaceae.

Pharmacy name: pomegranate bark – Granati cortex (formerly: Cortex granati).

Botanical description. Shrub or small tree with large bright red flowers and apple-shaped spherical fruits-berries, reaching a diameter of 13 cm. Originally from the subtropics of Western Asia. Grown in all subtropical areas.

Active ingredients: piperidine alkaloid, tannins and a number of other substances.

Application. Previously considered the best remedy for tapeworms.

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