Pomegranate


Pomegranate

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Punica granatum L.

Arabic name(s)

Rumman

English name(s)

Pomegranate

Order

Myrtales

Family

Lythraceae

Genus

Punica L.

Species

Punica granatum L.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Pomegranate is a deciduous shrub or small tree.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

The pomegranate is considered to have originated in Iran. it is widely cultivated throughout the Mediterranean region and the Middle East.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The word Rumman " pomegranate" appears 3 times in the Holy Qur’an. Allah The Most Sublime Says; "It is He Who produceth gardens, with trellises and without, and dates, and tilth with produce of all kinds, and olives and pomegranates, similar (in kind) and different (in variety): eat of their fruit in their season, but render the dues that are proper on the day that the harvest is athered. But waste not by excess: for Allah loveth not the wasters". Al-Anaam, verse 141

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

An-Nawwas b. Sam’an reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) Said “Then the earth would be told to bring forth its fruit and restore its blessing and, as a result thereof, there would grow (such a big) pomegranate that a group of persons would be able to eat that, and seek shelter under its skin and milch cow would give so much milk that a whole party would be able to drink it” Sahih Muslim, book pertaining to the turmoil and portents of the Last Hour.

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Foods

Products

Fruits

Traditional Uses

Services

Environment

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

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