Dadima, commonly known as pomegranate is widely cultivated in India because of it’s edible fruits. The plant have high therapeutic values and is used in different combinations of medicine to treat numerous diseases. Dr. Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Dadima for the treatment of disorders involving Rakta dhathu like Bleeding disorders and bleeding piles etc as herb alleviates vitiated Pitta and Raktha doshas. The herb is tridosha samaka as it normalises all three doshas. It’s pharmacological actions include astringent, anthelmintic, stomachic etc.

General aspects and geography

Botanical name : Punica granatum     

Family :  Punicaceae 

Habitat: All over India

Parts used

  • Root&Stem bark and flowers 

Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks

Charaka Samhita – chardinigrahana varga(antiemetic herbs)

Susruta Samhita – Parusakadi gana 

Pharmacological action

  • Astringent 
  • Cooling 
  • Stomachic
  • Anthelmintic 


Medicinal property according to Ayurveda

  • Balya ( increase strength )
  • Dipana (Carminative )
  • Grahi (Constipative )
  • Jwarahara (Reduces fever )

Therapeutic indications

  • Bleeding disorders (Rakthapitta) – Juice extraction of Dadima is used internally and externally to alleviate bleeding disorders 
  • Bleeding piles (Raktarsas) – Decoction of Dadima is beneficial in reducing Bleeding piles.


Juice – 20 ml

Decoction – 60 ml

Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor 

Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor. 


  • Dadimastaka churna
  • Dadimadi ghrtha
  • Dadimadi taila

Morphology :

Large deciduous shrub with grey and smooth bark. Leaves are oblong lanceolate. Flowers are solitary. Fruits are globose.

Vernacular names 

English – Pomegranate 

Hindi- Anar

Malayalam – Matalam

Sanskrit – Dadima


  • Manibija
  • Dantabija
  • Vrithaphala

Rasapanchaka of Dadima

Rasa- Madhura(Sweet)

Guna-  Laghu (light)

Vipaka- Madhura(Sweet)

Virya-  Anushna (neither too hot )

तत्तु स्वादु त्रिदोषघ्नं तृङ्दाह ज्वरनाशनम्  

हत्कण्ठमुखगन्धघ्नं तर्पणं शुक्लं लघु

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Amradi phala varga-shloka 102)

Dadima is Tridosha samaka because of it’s properties like sweet taste and light in nature. The herb is used to alleviate diseases including bleeding disorders, diarrhoea etc. Ayurvedatarian lead by Dr. Varun Ram Raj, is currently conducting various researches based on ancient Ayurvedic textbooks, involving Dadima for preparing various combinations of medicines to alleviate conditions involving vitiation of Kapha, Vata and Pitta. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.

Frequently asked Questions

  1. What are the uses of Dadimastaka curna?

Dadimastaka curna is used in alleviating Diarrhoea and Sprue

  1. What are the useful parts of Dadima?

The bark of fruit, stem and root, Flowers.



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