Pomegranate – Life or Death

Pomegranate has two meanings: Life and Death. We will let you be the judge of which one.

Fertility

In different mythologies, cultures and religions, Pomegranates have a symbol of life and fertility owing to their many seeds but is also known as a symbol of power, paradise, temptation, blood, death, beauty and eternal life.

Scientific studies have shown that drinking Pomegranate juice may increase fertility in women and men who are trying to conceive. The studies showed that the rich antioxidants and plant estrogens in Pomegranate juice increased blood flow to the uterus and promotes healthy uterine lining. Furthermore, men drinking pomegranate juice improved their sperm concentration and motility.

Death

In Greek mythology, Pomegranate was known as the fruit of the dead as it was said to have arisen from the blood of Adonis who was the god of beauty and desire. It was also featured in the myth of Hades and Persephone where Hades used pomegranate seeds to trick Persephone into returning to the underworld in order for her to be forced to marry him.

In Ancient Egypt, pomegranates were buried with the dead to aid in their passage to the afterlife. This tradition still goes on today where some cultures commemorate their death by making offerings decorated with Pomegranates.

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