The medicinal part is the fruit.
Flower and Fruit
The flowers are androgynous and are in branched, coblike inflorescences. The 3 carpels form 1 ovary. The fruit is a single-seeded berry about 5 cm long (the date with the characteristic seed).
Leaves, Stem, and Root
The Date Palm is a woody plant growing primarily in girth. The leaves form a large long-petioled tuft at the top of the trunk. The lamina are frondlike and pinnatifid.
Date Palm is found from India to northern Africa.
Dates are the fruits of Phoenix dactylifera.
Actions & Pharmacology
Compounds: In the Fruit Pulp
Sugar (50%): saccharose, inverted sugar
Piperidine derivatives: pipecolic acid, 5-hydroxy-pipecolic acid, baikiaine
Compounds: In the Seeds
Fatty oil (10%)
No information is available.
Indications & Usage
Date Palm is used for bronchitis, clouding of the cornea, headaches, inflamed wounds, kidney disease, and gastric complaints.
Precautions & Adverse Reactions
No health hazards or side effects are known in conjunction with the proper administration of designated therapeutic dosages.
Honey made from dates is produced in Algeria using juice-rich dates, which are dried in the sun; the leftover liquid results in date honey. Date honey is used to treat chest complaints.