Dadima, or Pomegranate, is a deciduous shrub or small tree known for its attractive, round fruit filled with juicy seeds. It can reach heights of 5 to 8 meters. The plant has glossy, lance-shaped leaves and striking scarlet or orange-red flowers. Pomegranate fruit is typically spherical and has a tough, leathery rind that protects the numerous edible seeds inside. These seeds are surrounded by a sweet, tangy, and juicy pulp. Pomegranate trees are widely cultivated for their delicious and nutritious fruits.
Pomegranates are rich in bioactive compounds, including polyphenols, flavonoids, anthocyanins, and punicalagins. These constituents contribute to the fruit’s antioxidant properties and health benefits. Additionally, pomegranates contain vitamins (such as vitamin C and vitamin K), minerals, and dietary fiber.
In Ayurveda, Dadima is considered a “Tridosha Shamaka” fruit, meaning it balances all three doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. It is praised in Ayurvedic scriptures with the following shloka:
“दाडिमं तु गर्मी वीर्यं मधुरं कषाय तिक्तकं।
सर्वदोषहरं रुक्षं बल्यं शुक्रकरं पितम्॥”
Rasa : Kasäya, Madhura, Amla
Guna : Laghu, Snigdha
Virya : Usna
Vipaka : Madhuta/Amla
Karma : Hridya, sukrala,Grahi, dipanam, rucyam,astringent, stomachic, digestive, cooling, Anthelmintic, diureticIndication :
Raktapita, raktatisara, raktarsas, jvara, Daha,ulcers, anaemia, splenomegaly, bronchitis, otalgia, dysentery, diarrohea, cardiotonic, scabies
Part used :
Seed, fruit, root, bark, leaves, fruit covering
Dadima, or Pomegranate, is renowned for its numerous health benefits.
While Dadima is generally safe and beneficial, some individuals may experience allergic reactions to pomegranate. People taking certain medications like blood thinners should consult a healthcare professional before consuming pomegranate or its supplements, as it may interact with these drugs. Excessive consumption of pomegranate may cause digestive discomfort or diarrhoea in some individuals.