Common English Name: Pomegranate (seed).
Botanical Name: Punica granatum.
Plant Family: Lythraceae .
Method of Extraction: Cold pressed from the seeds.
Origin: Indigenous to Iran and Turkey and then cultivated in the Mediterranean region and northern India for centuries. The tree grows in countries with a similar climate.
Plant Description: A small deciduous shrub or tree with red-colored fruit which varies in size from a lemon to a grapefruit. It has glossy, narrow, green leaves and produces bright red flowers in season. The fruit contains hundreds of individual seeds.
Main Chemical Components: High in fatty acids; conjugated linoleic acid, phytosterols, tocopherols, and punicic acid.
Blends Well With: Other carrier oils; essential oils.
Uses: Dry skin, irritated skin, damaged skin, dull skin, tight skin.
Fun Fact: In Ancient Egypt, the pomegranate represented prosperity and ambition.
Cautions for Use: None noted for general use of the oil.