The Pomegranate is a shrub or small tree growing 5.0 to 8.0 m tall, belongs to family Lythraceae. It has multiple spiny branches with opposite or sub-opposite leaves. The edible fruit is berry, 5 – 12 cm in diameter with round shape. 200 to 1400 seeds are present in a pomegranate. Each seed has a surrounding water laden pulp. Pomegranate oil is used internally and externally for cosmetic and medicinal purposes. It is also used as a vaporizer and a diffuser.
Pomegranate Seed Oil Extraction Method:
Pomegranate oil is extracted by cold pressed of seeds of Punica granatum belongs to family Lythraceae. Pomegranate oil is clear pale yellow color liquid with slightly fruity odor.
Botanical name : Punica granatum
Parts used : seeds
Color : clear pale yellow color liquid
Perfumery note : characteristic, slightly fruity odour
Shelf life : two years
Density : 0.920 – 0.939
Optical rotation : +0.9
Acid value : 0.21 – 1.0
Saponification value : 181 - 190
Iodine value : 110 – 130
Peroxide value : 3.2 – 3.6
Refractive index : 1.470 – 1.475
Solubility : soluble in alcohol, practically insoluble in water
Storage : In well fitted container in cool and dry place
Pomegranate oil chemical composition:
Pomegranate oil composed of sabinene, mycenae, limonene, alpha pinene, terpinenol, oleic acid, linolenic acid, palmitic acid and punicic acids is about 80%.
13 Wonderful Benefits and Uses of Pomegranate Oil:
Ans. It helps to stimulates blood circulation of the body. It is increasing hair growth and strengthens of blood vessels. It also helps in treatment of psoriasis and scalp eczema.
Ans. It is used in acne breakout and reducing scarring of skin and also helps to improve skin texture. It is also helps to fight against acne.
Ans. This oil is used in acne breakout and reducing scarring of skin, reducing ageing, heals wounds.
Ans. Punica granatum.
Ans. It is extracted by cold pressed of seeds of pomegranate.