There is only scattered evidence on the medicinal benefit of pomegranate on the lungs.
However, all parts of the fruit and plant are traditionally believed to be useful from a medicinal viewpoint. A decoction made from the seed is used to treat syphilis, and the juice is used to treat jaundice, diarrhea, nosebleeds, sore throats, coughs, urinary infections, digestive disorders, skin disorders, and arthritis. The fruit pulp and the seed are stomachic.
Dried, pulverised flower buds relieve bronchitis. In Ayurvedic medicine, pomegranate is an antiparasitic, blood tonic, and remedy for aphthae, diarrhea, and ulcers. In Unani, pomegranate is a remedy for diabetes (Julie, 2008).
The juice helps in hyperlipidemia because it decreases absorption and increases fecal excretion of cholesterol by affecting the enzymes that aid cholesterol metabolism. Pomegranate juice is also reported to be effective in reducing hypertension by decreasing angiotensin-converting enzyme activity, reducing myocardial ischemia, and improving myocardial perfusion. Pomegranate juice could help treat diabetes and atherogenesis, through reduced oxidative stress.
Pomegranate is a fruit that finds mention in the Bible and Jewish religious literature. It is valued for its medicinal properties in the Middle East region in particular. To learn more about the medicinal properties of pomegranate and other herbs you can check the selection of books here.