This item is from "Some Common Medicinal And Poisonous Plants Used In Ethiopian Folk Medicine" work, by Amare Getahun.
Small annual herb: useful in home remedies.
Runica granatum L.
roman (A, GH, Adaric)
Pomegranate is not grown as a commercial fruit tree and, as a rule, the fruit does not appear on the market, but many dwelling houses have a tree or two in the yard.
The fruit is astringent, and is taken for diarrhea and other similar ailments. The leaves are used as a vermifuge and sometimes consumed as a vegetable. Branches are made into brooms for general duty cleaning.