If you or a loved one afflicted are afflicted with arthritis, a fruity solution to getting the most out of life again is at hand. Revered since ancient times as the Fruit of Life, the pomegranate is truly living up to its hallowed tag in the fight against arthritic pain. Long recognised for its anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumour properties – as well as being a rich source of essential vitamins – recent clinical research shows that the juicy red seeds of the pomegranate can also be potent alleviators of rheumatoid arthritis pain.
In a study published in the Journal of Inflammation, conducted by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, it was found that the extract from pomegranate seeds is able to suppress human mast basophil cells. These cells promote inflammatory reactions and encourage the breakdown of cartilage, a common symptom of arthritis.