Scientific Name: Punica Granatum
Pomegranate is undoubtedly a great combination of health and taste. And what’s more interesting is that not just the seeds, even pomegranate peel is loaded with numerous health benefits. But if you are diabetic, then including pomegranate flowers is the best way to control your blood glucose level. The flowers are rich in antioxidants and contain photochemical reservoirs, which helps in lowering the health complications associated with diabetes.
Health benefits of pomegranate flowers for diabetics
#1 A 2008 study published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism showed that pomegranate flowers contain PPAR-alpha/ gamma activator properties. These factors not only helps in regulating fatty acid uptake and oxidation, inflammation and vascular function but also regulates glucose homoeostasis and inflammation. Moreover, pomegranate flowers are prescribed in Unani as well as Ayurvedic medications for the treatment of diabetes.
#2 It is a known fact that uncontrolled diabetes can lead to oxidative stress, which causes damage to the brain cells, leading to cognitive impairment. But intake of pomegranate flowers, rich in antioxidants, help in dealing with oxidative stress and hence, improve your brain function. A 2011 study  showed supplementation of pomegranate flowers with antidiabetic medications not only decreased oxidative stress but also improved learning and memory performances in diabetics. The study also proved that pomegranate flowers can be clinically used treat neuronal deficit in diabetic patients. Here’s more on how to use natural remedies to control diabetes better.
How to use it?
According to the study people with diabetes should supplement pomegranate flowers with antidiabetic medications for improves cognitive function. And if you are at risk of diabetes, then including raw pomegranate flowers in your diet might help you to prevent diabetes and hence, its health complications. However, if you are allergic to pomegranate or experience any symptoms or side-effects, consult your doctor immediately. Read more on how homoeopathy can help control diabetes.