What magical properties do dried pomegranate peels have? I have only found information regarding the juice and the fruit but nothing about the peels and I have a half ounce of them without understanding the use
Re: Pomegranate peels By: Artindark Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 2 Jan 05, 2020
I came from the lands from which Europeans first imported the shrubs from Near East and Levant, but their land of origin is Iran and Northern India. It is rather odd looking shrub, and it has also spines. It grew in our front garden in my childhood. It has pretty, fiery, red/orange flowers, which become later the fruits. It is one of the between plants as I call them, and it works well with other between plants.
In my land, this particular shrub represents the fragility, but also the resilience of nature, which survives in barren, inhospitable and ever changing environment. It stands a witness of prosperity, fertility and resilience against instability. The powder can be good addition to all prosperity spells or even be incorporated in prosperity incense. It can be also used for fertility spells.
It can also work for healing, restorative or beauty/glamorous spells. The powdered peel can be mixed with rose water and be applied on face for achieving better skin. The sun dried peel of the fruit has anti-inflamatory properties, and if mixed with honey would prevent a wound from becoming infected. It has antibacterial effect as well. Additionally, in vitro it fights the ROS (reactive oxygen species). Therefore, it has anti-oxidative properties, in similar fashion to the juice and the seeds. The powder made from the peel can influence the adipogenesis, via lowering the concentration of harmful lipids and tryglycerides in blood stream, and prevent them to be stored into the adipose tissue. It can aid with the healing of stomach ulcers, especially if caused by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori. You should only take little bit now and then internally. Never overdose. You must be sure you are not allergic to any compound found within the fruit, juice or any part of the shrub in that matter.
In Hellenistic mythology, it is the fruit of Persephone, the Queen of the Underworld and bride of Hades. Thus, it can be used to connect to the Hellenistic version of the Underworld and its ruling deities and thier energies. It also represents the link between spring and winter, this world and the Underworld and the marriage between opposites. I would advise that you use it as a mean to journey to this version of Underworld, only if you have the Hellenistic roots, or already have established spiritual connection to these deities and to this particular world.Thus, already having the link of the land, the link of the blood or the link of the spirit, all three together or at least one of them established beforehand.
I have been blessed by having had the opportunity to physically stand by the shrub and feel its energy, so it knew me and I knew it. Since then, we have long forgotten the tales of our elders, the whispers of the land we walk upon, the ability to understand the language of fragrances, chemistry and energy. Remembering to know is like awakening after the long winter has come and gone. Anything deciduous has fallen from the certain stage of existence once before already.