Why it works: Pomegranate is rich in iron and other minerals like calcium and magnesium. It also contains vitamin C, which helps improve the body's absorption of iron.
How it works: Look for pomegranates that feel heavy for their size. Score the sides of the pomegranate peel from top to bottom, cut off the top or stem-end, pull the fruit open into sections so the jewels can be easily removed from the peel. You can either suck the juice off the seed and spit the white fibrous middle out or eat the seeds in whole.
Precautions: Drinking pomegranate juice can slightly lower blood pressure. Use caution if you have blood pressure related conditions.
Stop taking pomegranate at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery.
The self cure remedy of Eat pomegranate for the care and relief of Anemia has an effectiveness score of 2.2 and a popularity score of 72 on the self-cure system.