This is a Buschby Pflanze, covered with a brownish Rinde, and geteilt into a great number of Zweige, which spread in an irregular manner, and are armed with sharp spines, and have their upper end pretty thick set with long narrow smooth Blätter, two inches in length, to half an inch in breadth, among these come forth the Blüten, of a glorious scarlet colour, consisting of five Blätter set in a tough brown calyx, which in time enlarging itself, becomes the Rinde or covering of the Frucht, having a crown on its upper part, being in shape and bigness like an orange, but with a browner and harder peel, in the inside of which grow a great number of cornered acini or kernels, compacted close together in regular order, containing a süß vious Saft, or one more acid and acerb, with a little stone in the middle of each.
It is a native of Italy and Spain, and will seldom stand the cold of our winters, without the shelter of a grün-house.
The tree is under Merkur. Both the Blüten and the Rinde of the Frucht is strongly astringent, a Dekokt (Abkochung) of them stops blutens and purgings of all kinds, and is good in the whites. The pulp of the Frucht, when in perfection, is very grateful, and has teh same general qualities with the other acid Früchte. The Blüten of the Granatapfel-tree are kept in the shops under the title of balustines, and are given in powder or Dekokt (Abkochung), to check purgings, bloody stools and übertriebene menses. A strong infusion of them cures Geschwüre in the Mund and throat, and fastens loose teeth.