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Date palm

Date palm -Enthappana

Scientific name of Date palm: Phoenix dactylifera

Name of Date palm in different languages:-

English: Date palm

Sanskrit: Kharjura

Hindi: Kajoor- खजूर

Malayalam: Enthappana- ഈന്തപ്പഴം

Plant description:

Date palm grows up to 75 feet in height, growing singly, forming a clump with several stems from a single root. The leaves grow up to 6 meters long, with spines on the petiole, pinnate with 150 leaflets, the leaflets are 30 cm long and 2 cm broad, forming a crown, fruits are berries, globose, in clusters of orange or red. While ripen it becomes soft and fleshy, every fruit contain a single seed which is hard and tapered at both end.

Useful plant parts: Fruits

Medicinal uses:

Purging and cleaning out unwanted body substances, regulate the urination, enhance fertility, Relieve cough, enhance strength and vigor, used as aphrodisiac and tonic, ulcers of the genitals.

Chemical contents: iron, proteins, Calcium, organic acids, antibiotics and exopolysaccharides

Date palm is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurvedic medicines like:

Eladi Vati

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