Pomegranate juice is believed to be safe. The extract may also be safe. The root, stem, and peel may not be safe when consumed in large amounts, because they contain substances that can have harmful effects.

Side Effects Of Pomegranate

There are usually no side effects. However, digestive tract symptoms, especially diarrhea, may occur in a small number of people. Allergic reactions have been reported.

Little is known about whether it’s safe to use the extract during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Drinking the juice at these times may be safe. 


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All information on pomegranate has been provided courtesy of MedLinePlus from the National Library of Medicine and from the FDA.