Sanskrit name: Kharjura, Khajur
Botanical name: Phoenix dactylifera
Habitat: It is native to Africa and Asia.
- Rasa (taste): Astringent, Sweet
- Virya (action): Cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Sweet
- Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha and vata and pitta
Date Palm is highly rich in carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. It is highly rich in glucose, fructose and is a rich source of energy. It is a natural resource of anti-oxidants and boosts the immune power of the body. Dates have a higher content of dietary fibers which helps in regulating the metabolic activities and the bowel movements. High vitamin content in Date helps to maintain healthy skin, hair and muscle tone. It is recommended to eat dates for those who wants to gain weight.
No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance. Avoid in pregnancy.