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Common Name: pomegranate
Botanical Name: Punica granatum
Native Range: middle and western Asia

A description of pomegranate in A Curious Herbal by Elizabeth Blackwell, 1737-1739:

… the flowers and the bark are very drying and astringent, good for all sorts of fluxes, hemorrhages, bleedings. They strengthen the gums, fasten loose teeth, help the falling down of the uvula, and cancerous ulcers in the mouth and throat.

Last updated: 3/10/2020