Science of Herbs

Phoenix Dactylifera

Phoenix Dactylifera

Common Name: Pindkhajur, Chuara
English Name: Date Palm
Botanical Name: Phoenix dactylifera Linn.
Family: Arecaceae

Description: Date palms are medium-sized, growing singly or forming a clump with several stems from a single root system. Although treelike in form, they do not grow woody tissue, but are able to support themselves with fibrous, stout, overlapping stems, and may grow to 15–25 m tall (50–80 feet). The fruits (known as dates, from the Greek for “finger”) are oval-cylindrical, 3–7 cm long, and 2–3 cm diameter, with a single seed about 2–2.5 cm long and 6–8 mm thick.

Chemical Constituents: The predominant mineral was potassium, and the main sugars were glucose and fructose. They contained high concentrations of aspartic acid, proline, alanine, glycine, valine and leucine; low concentrations of threonine, serine, isoleucine, tyrosine, arginine, phenylalanine and lysine and very low concentrations of methionine and histidine.

Properties: Dates are a rich source of vitamins, among those vitamins found in dates the most important group is the group of B vitamins. B vitamins are known to help you keep a healthy skin, hair and muscle tone. It helps in regulating bowel movement and helps in constipation.

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