Latin name: Phoenix dactylifera
Sanskrit/Indian name: Kharjura
Rich in vitamins and minerals, Dates are extremely popular in West Asia, the Mediterranean and North Africa. The sugars in the fruit are easily digested, which quickly boost energy levels when consumed.
Therapeutic constituents:Dates contain several nutrients like sulfur, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, copper and magnesium. They are also very rich in fiber which makes them excellent laxatives. The high tannin content in Dates helps to treat intestinal disorders. The fruit contain ascorbic acid in the form of vitamin C and carotenes in the form of vitamin A.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- Dates are natural laxatives which relieve constipation.
- Traditionally, they have been used to treat respiratory diseases and fever.
- Intestinal disorders can be alleviated with Dates.