Antioxidant and Antiatherogenic Effects of Pomegranate

Stacy L. Haber, Pharm.D; Jamie K. Joy, Pharm.D; Roxanne Largent, Pharm.D

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Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2011;68(14):1302-1305. 

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Precautions and Contraindications

Patients with known allergic reactions to pomegranate, any of its constituents, or any of the plants in the punicaceae family should not ingest pomegranate.[1] Dried pomegranate peel may contain aflatoxin, a potent hepatocarcinogen; thus, it should be used cautiously by patients who have hepatic dysfunction or who are taking other hepatotoxic agents.

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