Pomegranate fruit is a nutritious source of protein, iron, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. Pomegranate is also a source of citric acid and tannic acid. It is high in antioxidants and in some studies has lowered LDL cholesterol levels. Pomegranate is used medicinally in cases of dyspepsia, diarrhea, dysentery, and leprosy. It has been used for centuries as an effective vermifuge, especially in cases of tapeworm infestation and other parasites present in the intestines.