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This natural remedy belongs in every first aid kit as it helps with gastrointestinal infections

This natural remedy belongs in every first aid kit as it helps with gastrointestinal infections What are the benefits of pomegranate peels (photo: Freepik)

There is an effective and simple remedy for gastrointestinal infections that many people forget about - dried pomegranate peels. Almost everyone throws them away after eating the seeds, but it turns out you can use them beneficially, according to nutritionist Vira Kurin.

What are the benefits

The nutritionist recommends keeping them in every home medicine cabinet - be sure to take them with you to the sea and on any trips.

According to materials processed by the expert, a water infusion of pomegranate peels can get you back on your feet in just 5 hours.

"They are effective in helping with cholera, dysentery, salmonellosis, colitis, and dysbiosis," the post says.

However, it is essential to remember that situations can vary, and in cases involving children, it's crucial to discuss the treatment strategy with a doctor.

Vira Kurin noted that based on practical experience, pomegranate peels do work effectively and should be in every household.

Pomegranate peels contain: vitamin C, B group, PP, carotene, microelements (calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, iodine), alkaloids, antioxidants, polyphenols, and tannins.

Effects of consumption: anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic.

If you are preparing pomegranate peels for treatment, you should remove the tails and partitions. The peels should be dried for approximately 7-10 days in a dark, well-ventilated room.

Benefits for plants

You can prepare a natural fertilizer rich in phytoncides and minerals from pomegranate peels, which can help kill bacteria and infections. This type of nourishment will be especially effective for spathiphyllum, geraniums, and indoor violets.

To make this fertilizer, take the peels from one pomegranate, cut them into small pieces, and then pour one liter of hot water over them. Let it steep for a few days.

You should water the plant's roots with this fertilizer, and if you want to use it as a spray for your plant, first dilute the solution in cold water (in a 1:1 ratio).

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