Cardea's pomegranate seed oil is listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) as a recognised complementary medicine


With its golden hue and herbal uses dating back more than 3000 years ago, there’s something truly wonderful about the ancient healing properties of Pomegranate Seed Oil. Pomegranates are mentioned in Egyptian papyrus scrolls dating back to 1550 BC and images of the tree’s branches decorated the pillars of King Solomon’s temple. A symbol of health, fertility and eternal life, the pomegranate represents life and regeneration in Greek mythology and the fruit was even plentiful in the Garden of Eden. Some scholars believe it was the pomegranate, not the apple, that tempted Eve!

Lovin' it

My name is Jack and I have recently been impressed with the effects of the Pomegranate Seed Oil. I am an elite athlete and I am a regular competitor in extreme endurance events. These events require me to be highly active for extended periods of time which can take a massive toll on my body both physically and mentally. After recently completing an all night event I suffered severe chaffing on the inside of my thighs. I was thoroughly impressed with the dramatic effect that the Pomegranate Seed Oil had on my inflamed skin. I applied the oil to the affected area and rested for two hours, when I woke the inflammation had completely reduced and the stinging pain was gone. I was no longer in discomfort and was able to train the following day. No other product I have ever used has worked so quickly or effectively.


Dear Sera,
What can I say,  but what an absolute delight it is to be using your oil on my face.  I have been inspired by Pomegranates for many years and to use your amazing oil on my face is such a joy each is now 3 weeks since receiving my first bottle of Pomegranate oil and what a difference it has made to my skin glows and feels feels alive and nourished.  As a woman in my late 40’s, it is so nice to be part of nature’s best kept secret...thanks so much for creating such a wonderful product and sharing it with woman all around the lucky am I to be able to have glowing skin in my 40’s...thanks to Cardea’s Pomegranate Oil...
Many Thanks,
Susan Gianevsky
Be Free Now

I just wanted to say thank you so much for sending through a sample of the Cardea oil.  I have been using a few drops with moisturizer for the past couple of weeks and already I’ve noticed a difference in how my skin looks and feels.
The Canberra climate is so drying and for such a long time I’ve been searching for a moisturizer but nothing so far has worked.  Combing the oil with my moisturizer has lead to fantastic results.  My skin looks and feels amazing and that’s just after two weeks!
Congratulations to you and everyone involved in creating this product… my skin thanks you!

Cheers Lisa
Lisa Ridgley
Breakfast Show Host
MIX 106.3 Canberra


Harvested from nature, Cardea’s Pomegranate Seed Oil is:

• Naturally pure and non toxic - it takes approximately 500kg of fresh pomegranates for 1kg of oil

• Organically grown - Our oil comes from the seeds of organically grown pomegranates in the Mediterranean. Pomegranates from this region are considered the very best as they contain higher concentration of punicic acid due to climate, soil and traditional farming methods.

• Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) listed - Cardea's exclusive pomegranate seed oil is listed with the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration as a recognised complementary medicine. Cardea is committed to ongoing product testing to ensure customers receive the highest quality, organic pomegranate seed oil available.

• Suitable for men and women - it has a light 'peanut-like' scent, and a gorgeous natural aroma of melted baking chocolate!

 • Amazing value - The typical small 15-30ml bottles available overseas are insufficient for regular topical use. With a shelf life of up to 24 months, Cardea’s 100ml bottles are simply better value, lasting longer and saving you money. 

From myth and ancient history through to modern medicine, research continues to support the far reaching benefits of the Pomegranate ‘Tree of Life’.

Scientists from around the world continue to research the therapeutic properties of the pomegranate, exploring its benefits for many conditions and illnesses. They now know that the wonders of the pomegranate can be found in just a single drop of precious seed oil.

The following links to independent studies and research articles contain promising findings that are beginning to substantiate the celebrated benefits of the pomegranate. The following published papers are provided for information only.

Anticancer activities of pomegranate extracts and genistein in human breast cancer cells.
Jeune MA, Kumi-Diaka J. Brown J. Journal of Medicinal Food 8(4): 469-75 (December 2005)

Pomegranate Extracts Potently Suppress Proliferation, Xenograft Growth, and Invasion of Human Prostate Cancer Cells
Martin Albrecht, Wenguo Jiang, James Kumi-Diaka, Ephraim P. Lansky, Lyndon M. Gommersall, Amit Patel, Robert E. Mansel, Ishak Neeman, Albert A. Geldof, Moray J. Campbell. Journal of Medicinal Food. 2004, 7(3): 274-283.

Pomegranate as a cosmeceutical source: pomegranate fractions promote proliferation and procollagen synthesis and inhibit matrix metalloproteinase-1 production in human skin cells.
Aslam MN, Lansky EP, Varani J. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 103: 311-18. (February 2006)

Punica granatum (pomegranate) and its potential for prevention and treatment of inflammation and cancer.
Lansky EP, Newman RA. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 109(2): 177-206 (January 2007)

Antioxidant, antimalarial and antimicrobial activities of tannin-rich fractions, ellagitannins and phenolic acids from Punica granatum
L. Reddy MK, Gupta SK, Jacob MR, Khan SI, Ferreira D. Planta Medica. 73(5): 461-7. (May 2007)

Pharmacological and therapeutic properties of pomegranate.
Lansky E, Schubert S, Neeman I. I Symposium International Sobre El Granado [First International Symposium on the Pomegranate], Orihuela, Spain, 15-17 (October 1998).

Antioxidant and Eicosanoid Enzyme Inhibition Properties of Pomegranate Seed Oil and Fermented Juice Flavanoids
Shay Yehoshua Schubert, Ephraim Philip Lansky, Ishak Neeman. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 66 (1999) 11-17.

Chemopreventive and adjuvant therapeutic potential of pomegranate (Punica granatum) for human breast cancer.
Kim ND, Mehta R, Yu W, et al. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 71(3): 203-17 (February 2002)

Chemopreventive Effects of Pomegranate Seed Oil on Skin Tumor Development in CD Mice

Justin J. Hora, Emily R. Maydew, Ephraim P. Lansky, and Chandradhar Dwivedi. Journal of Medicinal Food, 6 (3) 2003, 157-161

New Developments in the Realm of Complementary Medicine: First International Conference of the Society of Integrative Oncology.
Cassileth Barrie R., PhD Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Journal of Supportive Oncology. 3 (3): (May/June 2005)

Dietary effect of pomegranate seed oil on immune function and lipid metabolism in mice.

Yamasaki M, Kitagawa T, Koyanagi N, Chujo H, Maeda H, Kohno-Murase J, Imamura J, Tachibana H, Yamada K. Nutrition. 22(1):54-9. (January 2006)

Punica granatum: Heuristic treatment for diabetes mellitus.
Katz, S.R., Newman, R.A., Lansky, E.P. Journal of Medicinal Food 10: 213-7. (2007)

Antioxidant, antimalarial and antimicrobial activities of tannin-rich fractions, ellagitannins and phenolic acids from Punica granatum
L. Reddy MK, Gupta SK, Jacob MR, Khan SI, Ferreira D. Planta Medica. 73(5): 461-7. (May 2007)

Preliminary Studies on the Anti-Angiogenic Potential of Pomegranate Fractions in Vitro and in Vivo
Masakazu Toi, Hiroko Bando, Cheppail Ramachandran, Steven J. Melnick, Atsushi Imai, Rose S. Fife, Raymond Eric Carr, Tsutomu Oikawa & Ephraim Philip Lansky. Angiogenesis 6: 121-128, 2003.

Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Pure Chemicals Show Possible Synergistic Inhibition of Human PC-3 Prostate Cancer Cell Invasion Across Matrigel
Ephraim Philip Lansky, Gregory Harrison, Paul Froom and Wen G. Jiang. Investigational New Drugs 23: 121-122, 2005.

Possible Synergistic Prostate Cancer Suppression by Anatomically Discrete Pomegranate Fractions
Ephraim P. Lansky, Wenguo Jiang, Huanbiao Mo, Lou Bravo, Paul Froom, Weiping Yu, Neil M. Harris, Ishak Neeman and Moray J. Campbell. Investigational New Drugs 23: 11-20, 2005.

Antioxidant and eicosanoid enzyme inhibition properties of pomegranate seed oil and fermented juice flavonoids.
Schubert SY, Lansky EP, Neeman I. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 66: 11-17. (July 1999)

Pomegranate seed oil rich in conjugated Linolenic acid suppresses chemically induced colon carcinogenesis in rats. Kohno H, Suzuki R, Yasui Y, Hosokawa M, Miyashita K, Tanaka T. Cancer Science - The Official Journal of the Japanese Cancer Association 95(6): 481-6 (June 2004);

Rapid dereplication of estrogenic compounds in pomegranate (Punica granatum) using on-line biochemical detection coupled to mass spectrometry. van Elswijk, D.A., Schobel, U.P., Lansky, E.P., Irth, H., van der Greef, J., Phytochemistry 65: 233-41. (2004)

Pomegranate May Be Helpful in Fighting Breast Cancer.
News from Breast Cancer Week; Vol. 1 No. 31. (August 26, 2001)